umbrage

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Umbrage \Um"brage\ ([u^]m"br[asl]j; 48), noun [F. ombrage shade, suspicion, umbrage, L. umbraticus belonging to shade, fr. umbra a shade. Cf. {Umber}, {Umbratic}.]

1. Shade; shadow; obscurity; hence, that which affords a shade, as a screen of trees or foliage.

Where highest woods, impenetrable To star or sunlight, spread their umbrage broad. --Milton.

2. Shadowy resemblance; shadow. [Obs.]

The opinion carries no show of truth nor umbrage of reason on its side. --Woodward.

3. The feeling of being overshadowed; jealousy of another, as standing in one's light or way; hence, suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment.

Which gave umbrage to wiser than myself. --Evelyn.

Persons who feel most umbrage from the overshadowing aristocracy. --Sir W. Scott.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

umbrage

noun

1: a feeling of anger caused by being offended; "he took offence at my question" [syn: {umbrage}, {offense}, {offence}]


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