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
This story triggered a tsunami of progressive indignation.
But what should stir up even greater righteous indignation is the fact that separating children from their parents and tearing apart families in the name of the state is our modus operandi.
Sheridan has returned for sequel scripting duties, but Blunt’s character has now vanished, and with her any sense of wide-eyed moral indignation.
The many homemade signs held aloft during the gathering attested to the rally participants’ indignation with the Trump administration and its handling of immigrants and refugees.
That’s the thing that’s most surprising: the wave of public indignation about the treatment of these people.
Perhaps most of all, Democrats have vented indignation at the F.B.I. and its former director, James B. Comey, for reviving the issue of Hillary Clinton’s private email server in the last days of the race.
Trump justified the tariffs on national security grounds, adding another layer of indignation for the nation's traditional allies.
Brittany Bradford and Keona Welch, as the sisters Fannie and Minnie, alternate idealism and indignation with innocence and vulnerability.
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belligerence, contentiousness, contrariness, crankiness, disputatiousness, hot-headedness, irascibility, irascibleness, irritability, orneriness, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, quarrelsomeness, querulousness;
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
INDIGNATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indignation for English Language Learners
: anger caused by something that is unfair or wrong
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