Word of the Week: dudgeon (DŬJ-ən)

Definition

(Noun) A feeling of anger, resentment, or offence; ill humor. Almost always in phrase in dudgeon, and especially with qualifying adjective, as high, great, deep.

In Context

“He would stop the music and in high dudgeon inform his musicians that their notes resembled the sounds produced by (to paraphrase his words) a dozen goats flatulating through an equal number of downspouts, a metaphorical description defying need of further exploration.”

Robert W. Topping, Just Call Me Orville: The Story of Orville Redenbacher, 2011.