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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [duhj-uh n]
    • /ˈdʌdʒ ən/
    • /ˈdʌdʒ.ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [duhj-uh n]
    • /ˈdʌdʒ ən/

Definitions of dudgeon word

  • noun dudgeon a kind of wood used especially for the handles of knives, daggers, etc. 1
  • noun dudgeon a handle or hilt made of this wood. 1
  • noun dudgeon a dagger having such a hilt. 1
  • noun dudgeon A feeling of offense or deep resentment. 1
  • noun dudgeon feeling of indignation and anger 1
  • noun dudgeon anger or resentment (archaic, except in the phrase in high dudgeon) 0

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Origin of dudgeon

First appearance:

before 1565
One of the 32% oldest English words
First recorded in 1565-75; origin uncertain

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Parts of speech for Dudgeon


dudgeon popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for dudgeon

noun dudgeon

  • huff — a mood of sulking anger; a fit of resentment: Just because you disagree, don't walk off in a huff.
  • wrathCape, a high promontory in NW Scotland: most NW point on mainland.
  • rage — angry fury; violent anger (sometimes used in combination): a speech full of rage; incidents of road rage.
  • fury — unrestrained or violent anger, rage, passion, or the like: The gods unleashed their fury on the offending mortal.
  • bitterness — having a harsh, disagreeably acrid taste, like that of aspirin, quinine, wormwood, or aloes.

Antonyms for dudgeon

noun dudgeon

  • delight — Delight is a feeling of very great pleasure.
  • happiness — the quality or state of being happy.
  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.
  • contentment — Contentment is a feeling of quiet happiness and satisfaction.
  • love — a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.

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