EMOTION THESAURUS

INDIGNATION



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The inner landscape of your characters (especially your protagonist) is the lifeblood that runs through your story. Emotions, and how they're expressed, are tied deeply to a character’s personality and which positive traits and negative traits will manifest. To bring your readers in deeper through shared experience, consider filtering the setting descriptions through your character’s emotions while also exploring important colors, textures, and shapes through his or her senses.
DEFINITION:
Strong displeasure due to real or perceived unfairness or injustice

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
The head snapping back
Gaping
Expelling an audible yet cut-off breath
Becoming momentarily speechless
Asking the person to repeat what they said
Attempting to shame the other party: "Did you just do what I think you did?"
Shock causing one’s eyes to widen or bulge
The face slowly reddening as the unjust words or actions sink in
Taking a half-step back
Flinching
Holding up a hand in a warding-off gesture while one tries to form words
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM INDIGNATION:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED INDIGNATION:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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