a feeling of offense or resentment; anger: He had every right to express his dudgeon.
Idioms about dudgeon
in high dudgeon, in a state of great resentment or anger: He stood up and left the room in high dudgeon.
Other definitions for dudgeon (2 of 2)
a kind of wood used especially for the handles of knives, daggers, etc.
a handle or hilt made of this wood.
a dagger having such a hilt.
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How to use dudgeon in a sentence
Okay, I'm not going to get in high moral dudgeon about this.
And surely the victim is not Joe Fan, who though in high dudgeon right now—how could these athletes betray my trust!Where Were the Doctors to Testify at Roger Clemens’s Perjury Trial? | Kent Sepkowitz | June 20, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And with that high moral dudgeon comes yet another risk to patients and hospitals: the corrosive effect of sanctimony.
As he looked across the table at his wife, he saw that the word had been taken in deep dudgeon.The Prime Minister | Anthony Trollope
He just walked straight before him in high dudgeon, taking no notice of the route by which he journeyed, or the flight of time.The Norsemen in the West | R.M. Ballantyne
And in high dudgeon Mrs. Ryan went in, slamming her door behind her with great violence.For John's Sake | Annie Frances Perram
The sparrows left in high dudgeon, and were not back again in some days, and were then very shy.A Year in the Fields | John Burroughs
George nodded; and Margery went back rather in dudgeon, and gave the fire in the next room a fierce poke.The Shadow of Ashlydyat | Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for dudgeon (1 of 2)
anger or resentment (archaic, except in the phrase in high dudgeon)
British Dictionary definitions for dudgeon (2 of 2)
obsolete a wood used in making the handles of knives, daggers, etc
archaic a dagger, knife, etc, with a dudgeon hilt
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Other Idioms and Phrases with dudgeon
see in high dudgeon.
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