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Meaning of DUDGEON

Pronunciation:  'dujun

WordNet Dictionary
[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
  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