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Meaning of UMBRAGE

Pronunciation:  'umbrij

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a feeling of anger caused by being offended; "he took offence at my question"

UMBRAGE is a 7 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: offence, offense
 See Also: anger, choler, ire



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Um"brage\ (?; 48), n. [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.