dudgeon dudgeon  /ˈdə dʒən/


  • (n) a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase `in high dudgeon')


  1. Terry Curtin, speaking for Universal, Howard's home studio, escalated the dudgeon.
  2. Anyway, the last time I indulged my perverse pastime--before our servers crashed--I found a truly heinous piece of false dudgeon concerning, well, me.


  • Neighbors may petition after Monroe Street deal gets city's OK

    The Madison alderwoman whose district includes a controversial development proposal said neighbors unhappy with the deal may petition city leaders to take a second look. Ald. Sue Ellingson, who represents the Dudgeon-Monroe neighborhood, supported a proposed retail and apartment building, although some neighbors did not. "The plans are good plans," Ellingson said. "I'm really sorry that we ...
    on July 10, 2013     Source: WISC-TV Madison


  1. "I'd like to interject a note of balance here," Schumer said. "There are times when we all get in high dudgeon. We ought to be reasonable about this. I think there are probably very few people in this room or in America who would say that...
    on Jan 6, 2005 By: Charles Schumer Source: National Review Online

  2. Obey said Friday he has fielded "a steady stream of calls from people in high dudgeon."
    on Dec 16, 2006 By: David Obey Source: DetNews.com

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