An example of indignation is when a child gets mad and throws a tantrum after his mom says no.
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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