In`dig*na"tion (?), n. [F. indignation, L. indignatio. See Indign.]


The feeling excited by that which is unworthy, base, or disgraceful; anger mingled with contempt, disgust, or abhorrence.


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.


The effect of anger; punishment.


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

Syn. -- Anger; ire wrath; fury; rage. See Anger.


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