Umbrage definition

ŭmbrĭj
Offense or resentment.

Took umbrage at their rudeness.

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Offense or resentment.

To take umbrage at a remark.

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Umbrage is defined as resentment or annoyance.

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.

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Feeling of anger or annoyance caused by something offensive.
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Trees or foliage affording shade.
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(archaic) A semblance or shadowy appearance.
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Shade; shadow.
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Foliage, considered as shade-giving.
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Leaves that provide shade, as the foliage of trees.
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To displease or cause offense.
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To shade.
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Shadow or shade.
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Feeling of doubt.
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Origin of umbrage

  • Middle English shade from Old French from Latin umbrāticum neuter of umbrāticus of shade from umbra shadow

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French ombrage (“umbrage"), from Old French, from Latin umbrāticus (“in the shade"), from umbra (“shadow", "shade")

    From Wiktionary