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Emotional WeightPlay
Indignation is a strong, passionate emotion, more intense than mere annoyance. SlideHis voice trembled with indignation as he recounted the unfair treatment.
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The use of 'indignation' often implies a moral or ethical judgement against an action or situation. SlideThe public's indignation about the scandal led to a government inquiry.
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Situational AppropriatenessPlay
Reserve 'indignation' for situations that truly merit it to avoid appearing overly dramatic. SlideThey felt a surge of indignation when they saw the historical monument vandalized.