in high dudgeon

idiom

formal
: feeling and usually showing that one is angry or offended
She walked out of the meeting in high dudgeon.

Examples of in high dudgeon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The biographer even gives the loss as the reason for the playwright’s leaving Athens in high dudgeon for the court of the tyrant Hieron. A.e. Stallings, The New York Review of Books, 17 Aug. 2023 The University of North Carolina’s plan for a new school for free speech put the faculty in high dudgeon and the school’s accreditor jumped to attention, promising to investigate. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 5 Mar. 2023 Radek Sikorski was in high dudgeon, and rightly so. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 13 Oct. 2021 On Thursday, the asymmetrical reaction from the two parties — with Democrats in high dudgeon and Republicans relatively muted — hinted at how the two sides may approach the issue in the midterm campaign. Los Angeles Times, 2 Sep. 2021

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“In high dudgeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20high%20dudgeon. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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