Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Anger aroused by something perceived as unjust, mean, or unworthy. synonym: anger.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Anger, especially anger excited by that which is unjust, ungrateful, or base; anger mingled with contempt or abhorrence; scornful displeasure.
  • noun Effect of indignant feeling; anger expressed or manifested in judgment, punishment, or violence.
  • noun Synonyms Vexation, Indignation, etc. See anger.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The feeling excited by that which is unworthy, base, or disgraceful; anger mingled with contempt, disgust, or abhorrence.
  • noun The effect of anger; punishment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An anger aroused by something perceived as an indignity, notably an offense or injustice.
  • noun A self-righteous anger or disgust.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a feeling of righteous anger

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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.]

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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

Examples

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  • Douce gave full vent to a splendid yell, a full yell of full woman, delight, joy, indignation.

    Joyce, Ulysses, 11

    January 7, 2007