- Indignation is defined as anger about something thought of as unfair, mean or unjust.
An example of indignation is when a child gets mad and throws a tantrum after his mom says no.
A little girl showing her indignation.
anger or scorn that is a reaction to injustice, ingratitude, or meanness; righteous anger
Origin of indignationMiddle English indignacion ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin indignatio ; from past participle of indignari: see indignant
Anger aroused by something perceived as unjust, mean, or unworthy. See Synonyms at anger.
Origin of indignationMiddle English indignacioun, from Old French indignation, from Latin indignātiō, indignātiōn-, from indignātus, past participle of indignārī, to regard as unworthy, from indignus, unworthy; see indign.