An example of umbrage is what you feel when someone asks you a question that you find to be presumptuous, offensive and annoying, you take umbrage with their question.
- Old Poet., Obs.
- shade; shadow
- foliage, considered as shade-giving
- offense or resentment: to take umbrage at a remark
- Archaic a semblance or shadowy appearance
Origin of umbrageMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin umbraticus, of shade ; from umbra, a shade, shadow
- Offense or resentment: took umbrage at their rudeness.
- Archaic a. Shadow or shade: “the Red Maple &ellipsis; with its cool, deep, yet not oppressive umbrage” (Donald Culross Peattie).b. Trees or foliage affording shade.
Origin of umbrageMiddle English, shade, from Old French, from Latin umbr&amacron;ticum, neuter of umbr&amacron;ticus, of shade, from umbra, shadow.
(third-person singular simple present umbrages, present participle umbraging, simple past and past participle umbraged)