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English definition of “indignant”


adjective  /ɪnˈdɪɡ·nənt/ us  
angry because of something that is wrong or not fair: She wrote an indignant letter to the paper complaining about the mayor’s actions.
adverb  /ɪnˈdɪɡ·nənt·li/ us  
"Your assumption is entirely incorrect," he declared indignantly.
noun [U]  /ˌɪn·dɪɡˈneɪ·ʃən/ us  
They reacted with shock and indignation when they were accused of cheating.
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