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Meaning of INDIGNATION

Pronunciation:  `indig'neyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a feeling of righteous anger
 

INDIGNATION is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: outrage
 
 See Also: anger, choler, dudgeon, high dudgeon, ire

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`dig*na"tion\, n. [F. indignation, L. indignatio.
See {Indign}.]
1. The feeling excited by that which is unworthy, base, or
   disgraceful; anger mingled with contempt, disgust, or
   abhorrence. --Shak.

         Indignation expresses a strong and elevated
         disapprobation of mind, which is also inspired by
         something flagitious in the conduct of another.
                                               --Cogan.

         When Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he
         stood not up, nor moved for him, he was full of
         indignation against Mordecai.         --Esther v. 9.

2. The effect of anger; punishment. --Shak.

         Hide thyself . . . until the indignation be
         overpast.                             --Is. xxvi.
                                               20.

Syn: Anger; ire wrath; fury; rage. See {Anger}.

 
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 Related Terms: anger, annoyance, ban, blackball, blackballing, choler, complaint, dim view, disagreement, disappointment, disapprobation, disapproval, discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, disenchantment, disesteem, disfavor, disgruntlement, disillusion, disillusionment, displeasure, disrespect, dissatisfaction, dissent, distaste, exasperation, exclusion, fury, indignant displeasure, ire, irritation, low estimation, low opinion, mad, objection, opposition, opposure, ostracism, protest, rage, rejection, resentment, righteous indignation, thumbs-down, unhappiness, vexation, wrath
 

 

 

 

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