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[mass noun] Anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment:‘the letter filled Lucy with indignation’
resentment, umbrage, affront, disgruntlement, anger, distress, unhappiness, discontent, dissatisfaction, displeasure, hurt, pain, upset, offence, pique, spleen, crossness, exasperation, vexation, irritation, annoyance, chagrinaggravationireView synonyms
- ‘She shows great maturity in handling Susan's confusion, indignation and quiet anger.’
- ‘She has also been known to throw my sister into a blind rage of indignation.’
- ‘I remember getting up and feeling a mixture of self-pity and indignation.’
- ‘Your hatred of the poor is just bigotry, sir, however you try to dress it as righteous indignation.’
- ‘The amount we are prepared to pay the jobbing MP has long provoked indignation from the public.’
- ‘The dominant emotional reaction to the letter was shock and disbelief or anger and indignation.’
- ‘When the news struck the world's media, outrage and indignation were universal.’
- ‘I would rather remain with my unavenged suffering and unsatisfied indignation, even if I were wrong.’
- ‘In response to this event, moral outrage and indignation are not sufficient.’
- ‘We were snowed in again over the weekend, to our great indignation.’
- ‘They are described as women who rose in righteous anger and indignation when a man tried to tamper with them.’
- ‘Mark this up as an illustration of how damaging to the public interest is conspicuous indignation.’
- ‘There is little moralising strain in French culture, and less vocal indignation at corruption than in Italy.’
- ‘But in Germany the outburst caused more shock and sorrow than anger or indignation.’
- ‘The response was a tidal wave of indignation from MPs, the vast majority of whom boycotted the questionnaire.’
- ‘And that is why she deserves our pity, not our manufactured moral indignation or condemnation.’
- ‘Her expression had changed from indignation and annoyance to worry and concern with a glance at her wrist.’
- ‘She turned angrily to her brothers, her eyes blazing with fierce indignation and rampant fury.’
- ‘So we're right to be unmoved to anger or even peremptory indignation.’
- ‘His prose crackles with life, with mischief and also with indignation.’
Late Middle English (also in the sense ‘disdain, contempt’): from Latin indignatio(n-), from indignari regard as unworthy.
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