Definition of Dudgeon

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

Exact synonyms: High Dudgeon
Generic synonyms: Indignation, Outrage



Definition of Dudgeon

1. n. The root of the box tree, of which hafts for daggers were made.

2. n. Resentment; ill will; anger; displeasure.

3. a. Homely; rude; coarse.

Definition of Dudgeon

1. Noun. (obsolete) A kind of wood used especially in the handles of knives. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A hilt made of this wood. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) A dagger which has a dudgeon hilt. ¹

4. Noun. A feeling of anger or resentment (usually only in set terms, below). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dudgeon

1. a feeling of resentment [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dudgeon

1. 1. The root of the box tree, of which hafts for daggers were made. 2. The haft of a dagger. 3. A dudgeon-hafted dagger; a dagger. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dudgeon

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Literary usage of Dudgeon

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1. The Scottish Nation: Or, The Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and by William Anderson (1877)
"His father, Mr. John dudgeon, occupied a farm there, on the property of the ... Mr. dudgeon died 28th October 1813, and lies buried in the churchyard of ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1884)
"But Dr dudgeon ought to know that, so far as homoeopathy has any scientific foundation at all, it is founded upon facts and on a doctrine more or less known ..."

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