KJV Dictionary Definition: indign


INDIGN, a. indi'ne. L. indignus. Unworthy; disgraceful.


INDIG'NANCE, n. Indignation. Not in use.


INDIG'NANT, a. L. 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.


INDIGNA'TION, n. L. indignatio.

1. Anger or extreme anger, mingled with contempt, disgust or abhorrence.

When Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he stood not up, nor moved for him, he was full of indignation against Mordecai. Esth.5.

2. The anger of a superior; extreme anger; particularly, the wrath of God against sinful men for their ingratitude and rebellion. 2 Kings.3.

3. The effects of anger; the dreadful effects of God's wrath; terrible judgments. Is.26.

4. Holy displeasure at one's self for sin. 2 Cor. 7.


INDIG'NITY, n. L. indignitas. Unmerited, contemptuous conduct towards another; any action towards another which manifests contempt for him; contumely; incivility or injury, accompanied with insult. Contemptuous words respecting one, or foul language in the presence of persons of character and delicacy, and indecent behavior, are indignities. Christ on the cross was treated with the foulest indignity.