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English definition of “indignant”


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