Definition of indignation
: anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean
Examples of indignation in a Sentence
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
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
… 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
Proponents of continued American membership point out with great indignation that if President Trump withdraws from the deal, our country will join pariah states Syria and Nicaragua.
Margarita Simonyan, who oversees the Russia Today network from Moscow, responded with indignation.
At the moment, Cat has a festering indignation about a run-in with San Diego’s finest.
Racist fliers were found Saturday in at least two Alexandria neighborhoods, prompting dismay and indignation from residents and officials, who disavowed the messages conveyed and called them unprecedented.
A mix of indignation, perplexity and excitement filled my heart, as Michele shared the heartbreaking stories of lives that are being saved, rescued and changed around the world through her organization.
However, his rock 'n' roll ways send his small town reeling, giving the teens Birdie fever, shocking the parents with moral indignation and placing songwriter-agent Albert along with his savvy sweetheart, Rosie (Lopez), right in the thick of things.
Wired: The book also explores the idea that self-righteous indignation might be a form of addiction.
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Synonym Discussion of indignation
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Definition of indignation for English Language Learners
: anger caused by something that is unfair or wrong
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Definition of indignation for Students
: anger caused by something unjust or unworthy
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