From Middle English indignation, borrowed from Old French indignation, from Latin indignātiō, from indignor (“to scorn, resent”), from indignus (“unworthy, not fitting”), from in- (“not”) + dignus (“worthy, appropriate”). Attested since ca. 1374. Doublet of indignatio.
- An anger aroused by something perceived as an indignity, notably an offense or injustice.
- A self-righteous anger or disgust.
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indignation f (plural indignations)