Definitions for umbrageˈʌm brɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

um•brageˈʌm brɪdʒ(n.)

  1. offense; displeasure:

    to take umbrage at someone's rudeness.

  2. the slightest feeling of suspicion, doubt, hostility, or the like.

  3. leafy shade, as tree foliage.

  4. shade or shadows.

Origin of umbrage:

1400–50; late ME < OF; see umbra , -age

Princeton's WordNet

  1. umbrage, offense, offence(noun)

    a feeling of anger caused by being offended

    "he took offence at my question"


  1. umbrage(Noun)

    Feeling of anger or annoyance caused by something offensive.

  2. umbrage(Noun)

    Feeling of doubt.

  3. umbrage(Noun)

    Leaves that provide shade, as the foliage of trees

  4. umbrage(Noun)

    shadow, shade

  5. umbrage(Verb)

    To displease or cause offense.

  6. umbrage(Verb)

    To shade.

  7. Origin: From umbraticus, from umbra

Webster Dictionary

  1. Umbrage(noun)

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

  2. Umbrage(noun)

    shadowy resemblance; shadow

  3. Umbrage(noun)

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


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