Figure Name aganactesis
Source Silva Rhetoricae (; Bullinger (1898) ("aganactesis; or, idignation")
Earliest Source None
Synonyms indignatio, iracundia, indignation
Etymology Gk. "physical pain, irritation" hence "vexation," "indignation"
Type Chroma
Linguistic Domain Semantic

1. An exclamation proceeding from deep indignation. (Silva Rhetoricae)

2. An Expression of Feeling by way of Indignation... The figure is used when an exclamation proceeds from the deep feeling of indignation. (Bullinger, 909)


1. Acts 13:10. -Here we have a forcible example of Paul's indignation at the opposition of Elymas the Sorcerer. (Bullinger, 909)

Kind Of
Part Of
Related Figures ecphonesis, exclamatio, figures of pathos
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ioanna Malton
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes fixed title and source and added related figure, added synonyms
Reviewed No