Origin of indignationMiddle English indignacion from Old French from Classical Latin indignatio from past participle of indignari: see indignant
A little girl showing her indignation.
An example of indignation is when a child gets mad and throws a tantrum after his mom says no.
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 .
Recorded since c.1374, from Old French (=modern) indignation, from Latin indignatio, noun of process from perfect passive participle indignatus, from verb indignare, from adjective indignus, unworthy, not fitting, from prefix in- not + dignus worthy, appropriate
- Everywhere intense indignation was aroused by the cruel tortures and executions.
- She has not even learned that exhibition on which so many pride themselves, of 'righteous indignation.'
- On first receiving the news, under the influence of indignation and resentment the Emperor had found a phrase that pleased him, fully expressed his feelings, and has since become famous.
- Peter's first serious outburst of indignation was due to the prince's looting in Poland.
- In 1875 Bismarck was suspected of a design of again attacking France, and Gorchakov gave him to understand, in a way which was not meant to be offensive, but which roused the German chancellor's indignation, that Russia would oppose any such scheme.