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indignation Line breaks: in¦dig|na¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɪndɪɡˈneɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of indignation in English:


[mass noun]
Anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment: the letter filled Lucy with indignation
More example sentences
  • So we're right to be unmoved to anger or even peremptory indignation.
  • They are described as women who rose in righteous anger and indignation when a man tried to tamper with them.
  • She shows great maturity in handling Susan's confusion, indignation and quiet anger.


Late Middle English (also in the sense 'disdain, contempt'): from Latin indignatio(n-), from indignari 'regard as unworthy'.

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