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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Indignant


INDIG'NANT, adjective [Latin indignans, from indignor, to disdain; in and dignor, dignus.] Affected at once with anger and disdain; feeling the mingled emotions of wrath and scorn or contempt, as when a person is exasperated at one despised, or by a mean action, or by the charge of a dishonorable act. Goliath was indignant at the challenge of David.

He strides indignant and with haughty cries

To single fight the fairy prince defies.