Definition of indignation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪndɪɡˈneɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndɪɡˈneɪʃn//
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[uncountable] indignation (at/about something) | indignation (that…) a feeling of anger and surprise caused by something that you think is unfair or unreasonable The rise in train fares has aroused public indignation. Joe quivered with indignation that Paul should speak to him like that. Some benefits apply only to men, much to the indignation of working women. to be full of righteous indignation (= the belief that you are right to be angry even though other people do not agree) See related entries: Surprise Word Originlate Middle English (also in the sense ‘disdain, contempt’): from Latin indignatio(n-), from indignari ‘regard as unworthy’.Extra examples He refused it with some indignation. His plump face flushed with indignation. His response was one of high indignation. Indignation grew as more nightclubs opened. She could feel her indignation rising. She turned to him in indignation. Susan’s voice shuddered with indignation. The government expressed its indignation over the way the incident had been handled. They were full of righteous indignation at the thought of being cheated. public indignation against the government She was full of righteous indignation. There has been a chorus of public indignation at the rise in train fares.
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