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
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The posts left vacant by Bagration, who had been killed, and by Barclay, who had gone away in dudgeon, had to be filled.
George takes his dismissal in great dudgeon, the greater because a clerk coming up the stairs has heard the last words of all and evidently applies them to him.
I thought this roughness would have sent her off in dudgeon, as indeed it closed her mouth for the time.
A violent quarrel arose between him and Lisa, and he left the boat in high dudgeon. His first step was to repair to the tent of Mr.
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Bell for you and you'll go to Sunday school tomorrow," said Marilla, disap- pearing downstairs in high dudgeon.
Though this was a concerted plot between Miss Sophy and her sister, originating in humane intenions and having for its object the inducing Mr Swiviller to declare himself in time, it failed in its effect; for Miss Jane being one of those young ladies who are premeturely shrill and shrewish, gave such undue importance to her part that Mr Swiviller retired in dudgeon, resigning his mistress to Mr Cheggs and converying a definance into his looks which that gentleman indignantly returned.
And slamming the door in Meg's face, Aunt March drove off in high dudgeon. She seemed to take all the girl's courage with her, for when left alone, Meg stood for a moment, undecided whether to laugh or cry.
"What?--ghosts!--no, you dare not call them THAT, lest their spirits take it in dudgeon. Julie is no ghost, though she is sometimes so delicate and ethereal, and as for Henny--"
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.
"Where in thunder is she?" growled Tom, walking off in high dudgeon. The quick tap of feet behind him made him turn in time to see a fresh-faced little girl running down the long station, and looking as if she rather liked it.
The jongleur had put down his harp in high dudgeon. "Am I to be preached to by a child?" he cried, staring across at Alleyne with an inflamed and angry countenance.