What does indignant mean?

Definitions for indignantɪnˈdɪg nənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word indignant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indignant, incensed, outraged, umbrageous(adj)

    angered at something unjust or wrong

    "an indignant denial"; "incensed at the judges' unfairness"; "a look of outraged disbelief"; "umbrageous at the loss of their territory"


  1. indignant(Adjective)

    Showing anger or indignation, especially at something unjust or wrong.

  2. Origin: From indignans, present participle of indignari, from in- + , from dignus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indignant(adj)

    affected with indignation; wrathful; passionate; irate; feeling wrath, as when a person is exasperated by unworthy or unjust treatment, by a mean action, or by a degrading accusation

  2. Origin: [L. indignans, -antis, p. pr. of indignari to be indignant, disdain. See Indign.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indignant

    in-dig′nant, adj. affected with anger and disdain.—n. Indig′nance (Spens.).—adv. Indig′nantly.—n. Indignā′tion, the feeling caused by what is unworthy or base: anger mixed with contempt: effect of indignant feeling.—v.t. Indig′nify (Spens.), to treat indignantly or disdainfully.—n. Indig′nity, unmerited contemptuous treatment: incivility with contempt or insult: (Spens.) unworthiness, base conduct. [L. indignans, -antis, pr.p. of indignāri, to consider as unworthy—in, not, dignus, worthy.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indignant in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indignant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Baruch Spinoza:

    Do not weep do not wax indignant. Understand.

  2. Baruch Spinoza:

    Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.

  3. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.

  4. Megumi Igarashi:

    I am of course indignant. I will appeal and continue to fight in court.

  5. Ethel Barrymore:

    You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.

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