- A feeling of offense or deep resentment: the manager walked out in high dudgeonMore example sentences
indignantly, resentfully, angrily, furiously; in a temper, in anger, with displeasure• informal in a huff, seeing red
- Of course, I don't know what the relevant understandings were on the Judiciary committee, but I have a hard time working myself into a high moral dudgeon over it.
- But amid the high dudgeon, it's easy to miss that essentially what he was making is an affirmative-action argument.
- But it wasn't just that inconsistency which distressed me: it was the feeling that he was on the verge of extreme dudgeon before I could press the matter one inch further.
late 16th century: of unknown origin.