American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Anger aroused by something unjust, mean, or unworthy. See Synonyms at anger.
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.
- n. An anger aroused by something perceived as an indignity, notably an offense or injustice.
- n. A self-righteous anger or disgust.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. a feeling of righteous anger
- 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)
- 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)
“Dryden could not now repress those emotions, which he called indignation, and others jealousy; but wrote upon the play and the dedication such criticism as malignant impatience could pour out in haste.”
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“But the faux righteous indignation from the right would be laughable if it weren't all together repulsive.”
“Entirely justified moral indignation is appropriate, but we're Canadians, so let's do our best to be polite.”
“Righteous indignation is only annoying when it comes without the “right” part.”
“Nigh on two years ago I first wrote, in indignation, of the wretched state of affairs concerning MPs expenses.”
“When I raised that point last week, the GOP Noise Machine erupted in indignation, claiming Media Matters was trying to silence Liasson and was "targeting" her.”
“Moral indignation is one of the most powerful human instincts.”
“Righteous indignation is a horrible thing to waste.”
“People like this should resign as their indignation is only outshined by their arrogance.”
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