Definition: anger at an injustice; Ex. righteous indignation; ADJ. indignant
Definition: anger at an injustice; Ex. righteous indignation; ADJ. indignant
Sentences Containing 'indignation'
and throwing off other sarcastic sparks from the whirling grindstone of his indignation, Mr. Cruncher betook himself to his boot cleaning and his general preparation for business.
The polite rejection of the three lumps of bread and cheese had quite bloated Mr. Stryver with indignation, which he afterwards turned to account in the training of the young gentlemen, by directing them to beware of the pride of Beggars, like that tutor fellow.
Elizabeth, to whom Jane very soon communicated the chief of all this, heard it in silent indignation.
Elizabeth made no answer, and walked on, her heart swelling with indignation.
She paused, and saw with no slight indignation that he was listening with an air which proved him wholly unmoved by any feeling of remorse.
Elizabeth could not see Lady Catherine without recollecting that, had she chosen it, she might by this time have been presented to her as her future niece; nor could she think, without a smile, of what her ladyship's indignation would have been.
When she remembered the style of his address, she was still full of indignation; but when she considered how unjustly she had condemned and upbraided him, her anger was turned against herself; and his disappointed feelings became the object of compassion.
Had Lydia and her mother known the substance of her conference with her father, their indignation would hardly have found expression in their united volubility.
The deep glow of indignation suffused the cheeks of Dantes.
``Yes, I understand,''was the reply contained in his look; and this look expressed a feeling of strong indignation, mixed with profound contempt.
Then can well understand your indignation, my dear Albert.
Albert's lips scarcely whispered``Good by,''but his look was more explicit; it expressed a whole poem of restrained anger, proud disdain, and generous indignation.
A murmur, or rather storm, of indignation burst from all parts of the assembly.
The wealth of the burghers never failed to provoke their envy and indignation, and they plundered them upon every occasion without mercy or remorse.
When Vidius Pollio, in the presence of Augustus, ordered one of his slaves, who had committed a slight fault, to be cut into pieces and thrown into his fish-pond, in order to feed his fishes, the emperor commanded him, with indignation, to emancipate immediately, not only that slave, but all the others that belonged to him.
The affluence of the rich excites the indignation of the poor, who are often both driven by want, and prompted by envy to invade his possessions.
The great lords seem to have beheld the degree of prosperity and independency, which this inferior order of men had thus come to enjoy, with a malignant and contemptuous indignation, and willingly consented that the sovereign should tax them.
Their wealth would alone excite the public indignation; and the vanity which almost always accompanies such upstart fortunes, the foolish ostentation with which they commonly display that wealth, excite that indignation still more.
This latter operation, therefore, as soon as it has been discovered, and it could never be concealed very long, has always excited much greater indignation than the former.
It has scarce ever happened, that the fury and indignation of the people could otherwise be appeased.
It is not by way of any suspicious indignation, but by way of gentle and friendly declination.
For it is inwardly that these things must be: that the Gods who look inwardly, and not upon the outward appearance, may behold a man truly free from all indignation and grief.
That in this, there is strength and nerves, or vigour and fortitude: whereof anger and indignation is altogether void.
Let thy thoughts ever run upon them, who once for some one thing or other, were moved with extraordinary indignation; who were once in the highest pitch of either honour, or calamity; or mutual hatred and enmity; or of any other fortune or condition whatsoever.
A trial is at hand, in which people seem likely not only to hear your speech with pleasure, but to see your indignation with impatience.
I have understood that it was, to the last, her proudest boast, that she never had been on the water in her life, except upon a bridge; and that over her tea (to which she was extremely partial) she, to the last, expressed her indignation at the impiety of mariners and others, who had the presumption to go 'meandering' about the world.
I recollect being very much surprised by the feint everybody made, then, of not having been to sleep at all, and by the uncommon indignation with which everyone repelled the charge.
Janet had gone away to get the bath ready, when my aunt, to my great alarm, became in one moment rigid with indignation, and had hardly voice to cry out, 'Janet!
Had he appeared surprised at his own arrest, or feigned indignation at it, I should have looked upon it as highly suspicious, because such surprise or anger would not be natural under the circumstances, and yet might appear to be the best policy to a scheming man.
What are my agony and indignation next day, when I hear a flying rumour that the Misses Nettingall have stood Miss Shepherd in the stocks for turning in her toes!
There is no lane so vile that the scream of a tortured child, or the thud of a drunkard's blow, does not beget sympathy and indignation among the neighbours, and then the whole machinery of justice is ever so close that a word of complaint can set it going, and there is but a step between the crime and the dock.
I don't think I had any definite idea where Dora came from, or in what degree she was related to a higher order of beings; but I am quite sure I should have scouted the notion of her being simply human, like any other young lady, with indignation and contempt.
said my aunt, with great indignation, 'I am not going to be serpentined and corkscrewed out of my senses!'
Mrs. Markleham, by this time recovering the power of speech, and seeming to swell with family pride and motherly indignation, here exclaimed, 'Annie, get up immediately, and don't disgrace everybody belonging to you by humbling yourself like that, unless you wish to see me go out of my mind on the spot!'
After which, like one whose imagination was struck with something never seen or heard of before, he would lift up his eyes with amazement and indignation.
He speaks of his experience among the drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and exhorts young people to look around for topics of indignation.
He then presents his own principal indignation at present, the strife in Palestine, the Gaza strip and the West Bank.
In a message to Indian President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Singh, he expressed his indignation at the "barbarous" act and called for strict punishment for those responsible.
He said: "I learnt with deep indignation about the series of coordinated terrorist acts in Assam, which led to the deaths of scores of innocent people.
Again the Sultan vented his indignation against the church of St.
The ministers were all on hand to protect the integrity of their doctrine, and felt a mounting indignation toward Hutchinson.
This betrayal provoked the indignation of courts all across Europe, being considered so incomprehensible that James II of Aragon himself rode after the traitors to unsuccessfully attempt to convince them to return to the siege.
His sharp satire and indignation inspired Radischev's most famous work - "A Journey from St.
The original station was made of wood, and later torn down and temporarily replaced with a board-and-batten shed close to Woodstock, and created much local indignation.
To Adair's indignation even the "A" and "B" Companies of his West Belfast Brigade of the UDA declined to get involved in C Company's war with the UVF.
Oi is commonly used in Singlish, as in other English varieties, to draw attention or to express surprise or indignation.
John Eliot Gardiner quotes W. G. Whittaker: Bach’s "righteous indignation at the enemies of his faith was never expressed more fiercely than in this aria".
Official Chinese news agency Xinhua expressed its "strong indignation".
The Opposition was also aroused to indignation by the government's decision to offer asylum to Saudi dissident Mohammad al-Massari, a decision which James later admitted was based on a hope of increased British aid.
In a commentary written in 1901, Alexander Kirkpatrick identified the themes of the sections as despair, indignation, and trust, respectively.
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More Vocab Wordsrejoinder - reply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
inherent - firmly established by nature or habit; intrinsic
betroth - become engaged to marry
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
creed - system of religious or ethical belief
mollify - soothe an angry person
beeline - direct quick route
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)