Definition of indignation in English:


Syllabification: in·dig·na·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌindiɡˈnāSH(ə)n


Anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment: the letter filled Lucy with indignation
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  • 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.
resentment, umbrage, affront, disgruntlement, displeasure, anger, outrage, annoyance, irritation, exasperation, vexation, offense, pique
informal aggravation
literary ire


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

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