indignation


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in·dig·na·tion

 (ĭn′dĭg-nā′shən)
n.
Anger aroused by something perceived as unjust, mean, or unworthy. See Synonyms at anger.

[Middle English indignacioun, from Old French indignation, from Latin indignātiō, indignātiōn-, from indignātus, past participle of indignārī, to regard as unworthy, from indignus, unworthy; see indign.]

indignation

(ˌɪndɪɡˈneɪʃən) or

indignance

n
anger or scorn aroused by something felt to be unfair, unworthy, or wrong

in•dig•na•tion

(ˌɪn dɪgˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin]
syn: See anger.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indignation - a feeling of righteous anger
anger, ire, choler - a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
dudgeon, high dudgeon - a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase `in high dudgeon')

indignation

noun resentment, anger, rage, fury, wrath, ire (literary), exasperation, pique, umbrage, righteous anger No wonder he could hardly contain his indignation.

indignation

noun
A strong feeling of displeasure or hostility:
Translations
سُخْط، حَنَق
rozhorlenost
forargelseindignation
närkästys
felháborodásméltatlankodás
gremja, hneykslun
ogorčenje

indignation

[ˌɪndɪgˈneɪʃən] Nindignación f
we expressed our indignation at the demandsexpresamos or mostramos nuestra indignación ante las demandas

indignation

[ˌɪndɪgˈneɪʃən] nindignation f
to be filled with indignation at sth → être empli(e) d'indignation devant qch

indignation

nEntrüstung f (→ at, about, with über +acc), → Unwillen m(at, about wegen); to fill somebody with indignationjdn empören or aufbringen

indignation

[ˌɪndɪgˈneɪʃn] nindignazione f

indignant

(inˈdignənt) adjective
angry, usually because of some wrong that has been done to oneself or others. I feel most indignant at the rude way I've been treated; The indignant customer complained to the manager.
inˈdignantly adverb
`Take your foot off my toe!' she said indignantly.
ˌindigˈnation noun
References in classic literature ?
She was rather a favorite with `old Davis', as, of course, he was called, and it's my private belief that he would have broken his word if the indignation of one irrepressible young lady had not found vent in a hiss.
well dost thou deserve thy treacherous name," cried Cora, in an ungovernable burst of filial indignation.
In spite of her cold indignation, and the fact that she could understand only a part of Mattingly's speech, Christie comprehended enough to make her lift her clear eyes to the speaker, as she replied freezingly that she feared she would not trouble them long with her company.
In the name of Heaven," cried Hepzibah, provoked only to intenser indignation by this outgush of the inestimable tenderness of a stern nature,--"in God's name, whom you insult, and whose power I could almost question, since he hears you utter so many false words without palsying your tongue,--give over, I beseech you, this loathsome pretence of affection for your victim
Only a month after Marija had become a beef-trimmer the canning factory that she had left posted a cut that would divide the girls' earnings almost squarely in half; and so great was the indignation at this that they marched out without even a parley, and organized in the street outside.
Once when she was a little creature of three or four years she suddenly brought her tiny foot down upon the floor in an apparent outbreak of indignation, then fetched it a backward wipe, and stooped down to examine the result.
I have not purposed to misrepresent this boy in any way, for what little indignation he excited in me soon passed and left nothing behind it but compassion.
fortunate for the multitudes, in various parts of our republic, whose minds he has enlightened on the subject of slavery, and who have been melted to tears by his pathos, or roused to virtuous indignation by his stirring eloquence against the enslavers of men
Knightley actually looked red with surprize and displeasure, as he stood up, in tall indignation, and said,
They were not bound to regard with affection a thing that could not sympathise with one amongst them; a heterogeneous thing, opposed to them in temperament, in capacity, in propensities; a useless thing, incapable of serving their interest, or adding to their pleasure; a noxious thing, cherishing the germs of indignation at their treatment, of contempt of their judgment.
In the first p lace, he is aware that the circumstances under which he has married are such as to give me the right of regarding him with a just indignation.
There was no indignation in her voice--only deep regret.