Words (15)

wordsSometimes an accent makes all the difference. Again, I appeal to the Latin to understand why unworthy is not a quality sought while being outraged is a feeling quite worthy. In Latin, dignus means “worthy“, “honest“, “fair“, “deserved” and its opposite indigne, “unworthy”. Indignant, however, means “reject or repel because unworthy“, an adjective that now qualifies a movement born out of the latest economic crises  and injustices that resulted from it. It is the Latin present participle Latin indignor which is the source of this meaning. It’s all about the accent now.

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