dudgeon


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dudg·eon 1

 (dŭj′ən)
n.
A sullen, angry, or indignant humor: "Slamming the door in Meg's face, Aunt March drove off in high dudgeon" (Louisa May Alcott).

[Origin unknown.]

dudg·eon 2

 (dŭj′ən)
n.
1. Obsolete A kind of wood used in making knife handles.
2. Archaic
a. A dagger with a hilt made of this wood.
b. The hilt of a dagger.

[Middle English dogeon, possibly from Anglo-Norman.]

dudgeon

(ˈdʌdʒən)
n
anger or resentment (archaic, except in the phrase in high dudgeon)
[C16: of unknown origin]

dudgeon

(ˈdʌdʒən)
n
1. (Forestry) obsolete a wood used in making the handles of knives, daggers, etc
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) archaic a dagger, knife, etc, with a dudgeon hilt
[C15: from Anglo-Norman digeon, of obscure origin]

dudg•eon1

(ˈdʌdʒ ən)

n.
a feeling of offense or resentment; anger: We left in high dudgeon.
[1565–75; orig. uncertain]

dudg•eon2

(ˈdʌdʒ ən)

n. Obs.
1. a kind of wood used esp. for the hilt of knives, daggers, etc.
2. a hilt made of this wood.
3. a dagger having such a hilt.
[1400–50; late Middle English; compare Anglo-French digeon]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dudgeon - a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase `in high dudgeon')
indignation, outrage - a feeling of righteous anger

dudgeon

in high dudgeon indignantly, angrily, furiously, in a huff, resentfully He resigned in high dudgeon.

dudgeon

noun
Extreme displeasure caused by an insult or slight:
Translations

dudgeon

[ˈdʌdʒən] N in high dudgeonmuy enojado, enfurecido

dudgeon

[ˈdʌdʒən] n
to be in high dudgeon about sth, to be in high dudgeon over sth (= very angry) → être furieux/euse au sujet de qch

dudgeon

n in high dudgeonsehr empört, sehr aufgebracht

dudgeon

[ˈdʌdʒən] n in high dudgeonprofondamente indignato/a
References in classic literature ?
And slamming the door in Meg's face, Aunt March drove off in high dudgeon.
From less to more, I worked him up to considerable irritation; then, after he had retired, in dudgeon, quite to the other end of the room, I got up, and saying, "I wish you good-night, sir," in my natural and wonted respectful manner, I slipped out by the side-door and got away.
no, you dare not call them THAT, lest their spirits take it in dudgeon.
This is what he says that he shall now do, seeing that Achilles is still in dudgeon at his ship; we shall get on very well without him if we keep each other in heart and stand by one another.
A violent quarrel arose between him and Lisa, and he left the boat in high dudgeon.
This so intensifies his dudgeon that for five minutes he is in an ill humour.
The posts left vacant by Bagration, who had been killed, and by Barclay, who had gone away in dudgeon, had to be filled.
I prefer 'tick-tick,'" I said, whereat she departed in dudgeon.
 That nothing but bloodshed their dudgeon could sate;
The jongleur had put down his harp in high dudgeon.
Bell for you and you'll go to Sunday school tomorrow," said Marilla, disap- pearing downstairs in high dudgeon.
I thought this roughness would have sent her off in dudgeon, as indeed it closed her mouth for the time.