[ in-dig-ney-shuhn ]
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  1. strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger.

Origin of indignation

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English indignacio(u)n, from Latin indignātiōn-, stem of indignātiō “anger, displeasure,” from indignāt(us) “deemed unworthy, scorned” (past participle of indignārī “to deem unworthy, take offense”; see indignant) + -iō -ion

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See anger.

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Other words from indignation

  • self-in·dig·na·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for indignation


/ (ˌɪndɪɡˈneɪʃən) /

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

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