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Dudgeon definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DUDGEON, n. [G.] A small dagger.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase `in high dudgeon') [syn: dudgeon, high dudgeon]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English dogeon, from Anglo-French digeon, dogeon Date: 15th century 1. obsolete a wood used especially for dagger hilts 2. a. archaic a dagger with a handle of dudgeon b. obsolete a haft made of dudgeon II. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1573 a fit or state of indignation often used in the phrase in high dudgeon Synonyms: see offense

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a feeling of offence; resentment. Phrases and idioms: in high dudgeon very angry or angrily. Etymology: 16th c.: orig. unkn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dudgeon Dudg"eon, a. Homely; rude; coarse. [Obs.] By my troth, though I am plain and dudgeon, I would not be an ass. --Beau. & Fl.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dudgeon Dudg"eon, n. 1. The root of the box tree, of which hafts for daggers were made. --Gerarde (1597). 2. The haft of a dagger. --Shak. 3. A dudgeon-hafted dagger; a dagger. --Hudibras.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dudgeon Dudg"eon, n. [W. dygen anger, grudge.] Resentment; ill will; anger; displeasure. I drink it to thee in dudgeon and hostility. Sir T. Scott.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you say that someone is in high dudgeon, you are emphasizing that they are very angry or unhappy about something. Washington businesses are in high dudgeon over the plan. PHRASE: v-link PHR [emphasis]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Anger, resentment, indignation, ire, malice, ill-will.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Anger.

Moby Thesaurus

ferment, fret, fume, fury, high dudgeon, huff, humor, ire, miff, mood, pet, pique, rage, resentment, snuff, stew, temper, tiff, umbrage, wrath




 


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