noun um·brage \ˈəm-brij\

: a feeling of being offended by what someone has said or done

Full Definition of UMBRAGE

:  shade, shadow
:  shady branches :  foliage
a :  an indistinct indication :  vague suggestion :  hint
b :  a reason for doubt :  suspicion
:  a feeling of pique or resentment at some often fancied slight or insult <took umbrage at the speaker's remarks>

Examples of UMBRAGE

  1. <took umbrage at the slightest suggestion of disrespect>

Origin of UMBRAGE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin umbraticum, neuter of umbraticus of shade, from umbratus, past participle of umbrare to shade, from umbra shade, shadow; akin to Lithuanian unksmė shadow
First Known Use: 15th century


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