Examples of indignation in a Sentence
- I am eager to concede that in our cataclysmic world this is a little misfortune, arousing even in me only the kind of indignation that could be thoroughly vented in a long footnote somewhere. —Marilynne Robinson, The Death of Adam, (1998) 2005
- It's good to bear the preceding in mind when trying to comprehend the indignation with which the East Coast establishment greets work that dares to be both funny and deadly serious in the same breath. —Tom Robbins, Harper's, September 2004
- … in his reverie, while his wife swooped back and forth with sheets of last year's leaves and bundles of brisk directives, his brooding mind warmed his old indignation at not having been invited to that party given by his then recently forsaken inamorata. —John Updike, The Afterlife, 1994
The decision to close the factory has aroused the indignation of the townspeople.
He adopted a tone of moral indignation.
Recent Examples of indignation from the Web
Stein was a fan of Fox News, and when this corporate entity failed to provide the high of extreme indignation, there were news sites like Breitbart, Infowars, and Reddit, plus Veterans Today, JewsNews, et.
The letter was a masterpiece of righteous indignation that used the occasion to lay out a long list of Eisner’s purported failures in running Disney, its theme parks, and ABC.
This is not a criminal trial, and while Simmons may want to fight for what little is left of his public image, this latest stunt does not spur sympathy but only more indignation.
Cable news borrows much from the reality playbook: tension-inducing sound design, hectoring repetition, orchestrated indignation.
Williams, speaking for the police, wasn't about to spare their disgust and indignation toward White for tarnishing their badge.
Attitude and indignation won't go very far with the staff here.
Rage over the allegations fueled the political indignation that had brought all these women to Detroit in the first place.
Sonny Vaccaro was testifying about the influence of shoe companies on college athletics at the Willard Hotel in Washington when he was confronted by ivory-tower indignation.
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Synonymsangriness, birse [chiefly Scottish], choler, furor, fury, anger, irateness, ire, lividity, lividness, mad, madness, mood [archaic], outrage, rage, spleen, wrath, wrathfulness
Related Wordsaggravation, annoyance, exasperation, irritation, vexation; acrimoniousness, acrimony, animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bile, biliousness, bitterness, contempt, embitterment, empoisonment, enmity, grudge, hostility, rancor; envy, jaundice, jealousy, pique, resentment; malevolence, malice, spite, vengefulness, venom, vindictiveness, virulence, vitriol; belligerence, contentiousness, contrariness, crankiness, disputatiousness, hot-headedness, irascibility, irascibleness, irritability, orneriness, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, quarrelsomeness, querulousness; blowup, flare, flare-up, outburst; chafe, dander, dudgeon, huff, pet, rise, ruffle, temper; air rage, road rage; delirium, heat, passion, warmth
Near Antonymscalmness, forbearance, patience
Synonym Discussion of indignation
- tried to hide his anger
- cheeks flushed with ire
- shook with rage
- could not contain his fury
- a comment that caused general indignation
- I feared her wrath if I was discovered
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