from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Anger aroused by something unjust, mean, or unworthy. See Synonyms at anger.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An anger aroused by something perceived as an indignity, notably an offense or injustice.
- n. A self-righteous anger or disgust.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The feeling excited by that which is unworthy, base, or disgraceful; anger mingled with contempt, disgust, or abhorrence.
- n. The effect of anger; punishment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Anger, especially anger excited by that which is unjust, ungrateful, or base; anger mingled with contempt or abhorrence; scornful displeasure.
- n. Effect of indignant feeling; anger expressed or manifested in judgment, punishment, or violence.
- n. Synonyms Vexation, Indignation, etc. See anger.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a feeling of righteous 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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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 (Wiktionary)