- strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger.
Origin of indignation
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- anger or scorn aroused by something felt to be unfair, unworthy, or wrong
Word Origin and History for self-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).