Indignation definition

ĭndĭg-nāshən
Anger aroused by something perceived as unjust, mean, or unworthy.
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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.

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An anger aroused by something perceived as an indignity, notably an offense or injustice.
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Anger or scorn that is a reaction to injustice, ingratitude, or meanness; righteous anger.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
indignation
Plural:
indignations

Origin of indignation

  • Middle English indignacioun from Old French indignation from Latin indignātiō indignātiōn- from indignātus past participle of indignārī to regard as unworthy from indignus unworthy indign

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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

    From Wiktionary