Definition of dudgeon in English:
A feeling of offence or deep resentment: the manager walked out in high dudgeon
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- 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.
in a temper, in indignation, in anger, with resentment, with displeasure, having taken offence, having taken umbrage
informal in a huff, in a lather, in a paddy, foaming at the mouth, fit to be tied, as cross as two sticks, seeing red
British informal , dated in a bate, in a wax
late 16th century: of unknown origin.
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