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Definition of Indignation


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

Indignation Quotations

A good indignation brings out all one's powers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
Simone de Beauvoir

What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering.
Friedrich Nietzsche

There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as moral indignation, which permits envy or to be acted out under the guise of virtue.
Erich Fromm

Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires.
Bertrand Russell
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Indignation Translations

indignation in French is indignation
indignation in Italian is sdegno
indignation in Latin is indignatio
indignation in Norwegian is harme
indignation in Swedish is harm

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