umbrageous

adjective um·bra·geous \ ˌəm-ˈbrā-jəs \

Definition of umbrageous

1 a : affording shade
b : spotted with shadows
2 : inclined to take offense easily

umbrageously

adverb

umbrageousness

noun

Examples of umbrageous in a Sentence

  1. the estate's grounds include a delightfully umbrageous grove

First Known Use of umbrageous

1587

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Learn More about umbrageous


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up umbrageous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a large number

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks Quiz

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!