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Related to umbrage: take umbrage
1. Offense or resentment: "On one occasion her insults had been so brilliant and finely calculated that the groom took umbrage and cancelled the wedding." (Salman Rushdie).
a. Shadow or shade: "the Red Maple ... with its cool, deep, yet not oppressive umbrage" (Donald Culross Peattie).
b. Trees or foliage affording shade.
[Middle English, shade, from Old French, from Latin umbrāticum, neuter of umbrāticus, of shade, from umbra, shadow.]
1. displeasure or resentment; offence (in the phrase give or take umbrage)
2. the foliage of trees, considered as providing shade
3. rare shadow or shade
4. archaic a shadow or semblance
[C15: from Old French umbrage, from Latin umbrāticus relating to shade, from umbra shade, shadow]
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.
umbrage- From Latin umbra, "shadow," in English it originally meant "shade, shadow," then shadowy suspicion, and then displeasure or resentment at a slight or insult.
See also related terms for insult.
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|Noun||1.||umbrage - a feeling of anger caused by being offended; "he took offence at my question"|
take umbrage take offence, be hurt, be angry, be offended, be upset, be wounded, be put out, be annoyed, bridle, be insulted, take exception, be miffed (informal), be indignant, be resentful, be disgruntled, be aggrieved, be affronted, get the hump (Brit. informal), be piqued, be riled (informal), get huffy, go in a huff, take something personally, have your nose put out of joint (informal), take something amiss, get your hackles up He takes umbrage against anyone who criticises him.