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indignation

[ in-dig-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn dɪgˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun
strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger.
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Origin of indignation

1325–75; Middle English indignacio(u)n<Latin indignātiōn- (stem of indignātiō), equivalent to indignāt(us) past participle of indignārī to be indignant, take offense + -iōn--ion; see indignant

synonym study for indignation

See anger.

OTHER WORDS FROM indignation

self-in·dig·na·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for indignation

indignation
/ (ˌɪndɪɡˈneɪʃən) /

noun
anger or scorn aroused by something felt to be unfair, unworthy, or wrong
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