Definitions for indignationˌɪn dɪgˈneɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•dig•na•tion*ˌɪn dɪgˈneɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger.

* Syn: See anger.

Origin of indignation:

1325–75; ME < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indignation, outrage(noun)

    a feeling of righteous anger

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. indignation(noun)ˌɪn dɪgˈneɪ ʃən

    extreme anger because you think sth is wrong or unfair

    a sense of indignation; There was world wide indignation at her assassination.


  1. indignation(Noun)

    An anger aroused by something perceived as an indignity, notably an offense or injustice.

  2. indignation(Noun)

    A self-righteous anger or disgust.

  3. Origin: Recorded since c.1374, from (=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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indignation(noun)

    the feeling excited by that which is unworthy, base, or disgraceful; anger mingled with contempt, disgust, or abhorrence

  2. Indignation(noun)

    the effect of anger; punishment


  1. Indignation

    Indignation is a novel by Philip Roth, released by Houghton Mifflin on September 16, 2008. It is his twenty-ninth book.

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