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High dudgeon   /haɪ dˈədʒən/   Listen
High dudgeon

A feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase 'in high dudgeon').  Synonym: dudgeon.

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"High dudgeon" Quotes from Famous Books

... ever hear anything like this! [To Louis] Well, you can keep your nuciform sac, and your tubercular lung, and your diseased brain: Ive done with you. One would think I was not conferring a favor on the fellow! [He returns to his stool in high dudgeon]. ...
— The Doctor's Dilemma • George Bernard Shaw

... was of half a mind to disobey. "Old Huger has outwitted me," he muttered. "Do what you please. I leave you in command. I'm going to bed," and he went below in a high dudgeon. Tatnall was a striking-looking man, standing over six feet, with florid complexion, deep-sunken blue eyes, and a protruding under lip. That he did not have a chance to fight ...
— The Monitor and the Merrimac - Both sides of the story • J. L. Worden et al.

Words linked to "High dudgeon" :   indignation, outrage

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