umbrageous

adjective

um·​bra·​geous ˌəm-ˈbrā-jəs How to pronounce umbrageous (audio)
1
a
: affording shade
b
: spotted with shadows
2
: inclined to take offense easily
umbrageously adverb
umbrageousness noun

Example Sentences

the estate's grounds include a delightfully umbrageous grove

Word History

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of umbrageous was in 1587

Dictionary Entries Near umbrageous

Cite this Entry

“Umbrageous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/umbrageous. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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