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
Advising your readers to stick their heads in the sand and suppress their moral indignation was very disappointing.
To describe the plot any further would risk both your indignation and your incredulous laughter.
The news provoked intense debate on the Netease portal, with more than 40,000 comments, although more appeared to express indignation at the idea that the man had lured away people’s pets than at the idea of eating the animals.
The oddly dispassionate delivery of vocalists Barnhart, Christina Burton, Jessalyn Kincaid and Robert Erik Sobbe contained none of Dylan’s indignation.
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.
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Synonym Discussion of indignation
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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Definition of indignation for Students
: anger caused by something unjust or unworthy
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