Indign

Definitions

  • Big with indignation
    Big with indignation
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Indign Unworthy; undeserving; disgraceful; degrading. "Counts it scorn to draw
      Comfort indign from any meaner thing."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • indign Unworthy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Indign in-dīn′ not worthy: disgraceful.
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Quotations

  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand%20Russell
    “Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “The objection of the scandalmonger is not that she tells of racy doings, but that she pretends to be indignant about them.”
  • Francis Bacon
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    “By indignities men come to dignities.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “No man lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.”
  • Vittorio De Sica
    Vittorio De Sica
    “Moral indignation in most cases is, 2% moral, 48% indignation, and 50% envy.”
  • H.G. Wells
    H.G.%20Wells
    “Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. indignus,; pref. in-, not + dignus, worthy: cf. F. indigne,. See Dignity
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. in, not, dignus, worthy.

Usage

In literature:

The tidings of his resignation were received with general indignation.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
Perune, as the greatest of them all, was treated with the greatest indignity.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
His son Telemachus, indignant at this, set sail in search of his father, whom he knew to be somewhere upon the seas.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
He met the Volscians on their way home, and found them fired with indignation against Rome.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Terry's face reflected the fire of his own passionate indignation and enthusiasm.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
But it was rutting season, and his surprise soon gave way to indignation.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Once more Clyde froze indignantly.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Byron, however, was indignant at being so unfairly treated.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
The ultra-royalists in their frenzy of grief and indignation charged their chief opponent with complicity.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The king's eyes flashed with indignation.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
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In poetry:

'Tis gone—-a ruthless spoiler's prey,
Who heeds not beauty, love, or song,
'Tis gone! (so seemed it) and we grieved
Indignant at the wrong.
"A Wren's Nest" by William Wordsworth
'Yet still for himself did he mourn,
And, indignant, I fled from the view:
For my wrongs were not easily borne,
And my anger was hard to subdue.
"The Old Fisherman" by Matilda Betham
"You're a turbaned old Turk, and malignant -
Your daughter LENORE
I intensely adore,
And I cannot help feeling indignant,
A fact that I hinted before;
"Sir Guy the Crusader" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"For though some mirth it might afford
To see my clothes without their lord,
Yet there would rise indignant oaths
If he were seen without his clothes!"
"The Perils of Invisibility" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"It is this, it is this—" "We have had that before!"
The Bellman indignantly said.
And the Baker replied "Let me say it once more.
It is this, it is this that I dread!
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
"It is this, it is this—" "We have had that before!"
The Bellman indignantly said.
And the Baker replied "Let me say it once more.
It is this, it is this that I dread!
"Fit The Third - The Baker's Tale" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Lions found out there are some threatening, throat-slashing gestures you can't make before CFL commissioner Mark Cohon pounds his gavel in indignation, intimidation still is an essential part of the culture of professional football.
Of all the indignities associated with Standard & Poor's downgrade of America's credit rating, this may be a minor point.
Sox suffer litany of indignities.
A Volkswagon Beetle limps along as 18-wheelers blast past indignantly.
Of all the indignities a president must endure, officiating at the annual turkey pardon is perhaps the most unbecoming.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's recent appointments to the Senate have provoked unyielding indignation from all corners of the Canadian political landscape.
Indignation is the table wine of journalism.
Andrew Breitbart mugging at the photo shoot for his book, "Righteous Indignation".
The American Library Association and many of its members, indignant about a provision of the U.S.A.
They stir up emotions and, on occasion, even make you indignant and uncomfortable.
Whenever conservatives bring up the s-word in political discourse, indignant liberals recoil at the term.
Indignant Brooklynites planning to stage a topless protest ride for the removal of the Bedford bike lane were cowed Saturday's weather—amid the blizzard, the few who chose to make the ride rode clothed.
The program faces further indignity by being left out of the postseason.
How, I asked my husband as much in disbelief as in indignation, do the guards at the Louvre allow this.
' Vehement Denials' And Indignation After US Accusations.
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In science:

I am now deeply convinced of having taken the thing right, and also, of course, that a murmur of indignation will spread through the ranks of our colleagues when the work ["Entwurf"] appears, which will take place in a few weeks.
Genesis of general relativity - Discovery of general relativity
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