- strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger.
Origin of indignation
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Examples from the Web for indignation
And if something happens and the base rises up in indignation, who knows?The Coming Battle for a New SecDef
November 25, 2014
How Bill Simmons and company have turned NFL indignation into a cozy little cottage industry.
Where Simmons is jocular in a kind of clever fratboy way, Lund is more refined in his language and more robust in his indignation.
It is set during the Irish Civil War, when the IRA stalked the Anglo-Irish, who responded with a mixture of fear and indignation.Book Bag: The Best Imaginary Castles
June 10, 2014
The United Nations reacted with indignation, calling the matter one of “deep concern,” and Hollywood has decided to follow suit.
Eudora's countenance kindled with indignation, as she listened to what Milza had told.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Robert was not the only one who witnessed with indignation the captain's brutality.Brave and Bold
Dr. Everett said again, a surge of indignation rushing over him.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
No wonder he flushed and stood silent, lost for words to express his indignation.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Napoleon looked at his uncle the canon with indignation and denial on his face.The Boy Life of Napoleon
- anger or scorn aroused by something felt to be unfair, unworthy, or wrong
Word Origin and History for indignation
c.1200, from Old French indignacion or directly from Latin indignationem (nominative indignatio) "indignation, displeasure," noun of action from past participle stem of indignari "regard as unworthy, be angry or displeased at," from indignus "unworthy," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + dignus "worthy" (see dignity).