Definition of dudgeon in English:


Syllabification: dudg·eon
Pronunciation: /ˈdəjən


  • A feeling of offense 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.
    indignantly, resentfully, angrily, furiously; in a temper, in anger, with displeasure
    informal in a huff, seeing red


late 16th century: of unknown origin.

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