Classical Usage: Rochester loves Jane. Jane refuses to be his mistress while he has a living wife. They have quite a heated chapter of discussion. It ends like this, “From less to more, I worked him up to considerable irritation; then, after he had retired, in dudgeon, quite to the other end of the room, I got up, and saying, ‘I wish you good-night, sir,’ in my natural and wonted respectful manner, I slipped out by the side-door and got away.”
Classically Mad Usage: Some days I am in quite a dudgeon, reading the fantastic posts and comments by friends always makes me happy.