[ in-dig-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn dɪgˈneɪ ʃən /


strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM indignation

self-in·dig·na·tion, noun

synonym study for indignation

See anger. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for indignation

/ (ˌɪndɪɡˈneɪʃən) /


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