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indignation

[in-dig-ney-shuh n] /ˌɪn dɪgˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English indignacio(u)n < Latin indignātiōn- (stem of indignātiō), equivalent to indignāt(us) past participle of indignārī to be indignant, take offense + -iōn- -ion; see indignant
Related forms
self-indignation, noun
Synonyms
resentment, exasperation, wrath, ire, choler. See anger.
Antonyms
calm.
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British Dictionary definitions for self-indignation

indignation

/ˌɪndɪɡˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
anger or scorn aroused by something felt to be unfair, unworthy, or wrong
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Word Origin and History for self-indignation

indignation

n.

c.1200, from Old French indignacion or directly from Latin indignationem (nominative indignatio) "indignation, displeasure," noun of action from past participle stem of indignari "regard as unworthy, be angry or displeased at," from indignus "unworthy," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + dignus "worthy" (see dignity).

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