Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of DUDGEON

Pronunciation:  'dujun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase"in high dudgeon")
 

DUDGEON is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: high dudgeon
 
 See Also: indignation, outrage

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Dudg"eon\, n. [W. dygen anger, grudge.]
    Resentment; ill will; anger; displeasure.
    
          I drink it to thee in dudgeon and hostility.
    
          Sir T. Scott.
    
    
  3. \Dudg"eon\, a.
    Homely; rude; coarse. [Obs.]
    
          By my troth, though I am plain and dudgeon, I would not
          be an ass.                               --Beau. & Fl.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ferment, fret, fume, fury, high dudgeon, huff, humor, ire, miff, mood, pet, pique, rage, resentment, snuff, stew, temper, tiff, umbrage, wrath
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY