Definition of umbrage in English:
1Offence or annoyance: she took umbrage at his remarks
More example sentences
- One of the lads took umbrage at this public affront to his manliness and duly acknowledged the driver with a hand signal that wasn't too friendly.
- A caller to a phone-in which I heard yesterday took umbrage at the underhand tactics employed by Nasa.
- Locals took umbrage at such castigation, and echoing the responses to the Wylde affair, many sought to re-affirm the respectability of the colony in the face of accusations that could be economically and politically damaging.
take offence, be offended, take exception, bridle, take something personally, be aggrieved, be affronted, take something amiss, be upset, be annoyed, be angry, be indignant, get one's hackles up, be put out, be insulted, be hurt, be wounded, be piqued, be resentful, be disgruntled, get/go into a huff, get huffy
informal be miffed, have one's nose put out of joint, be riled
British informal get the hump
- Example sentences
- The tree has a similar umbrageous habit to other Melia azedarach and will grow to 10m height and 8-10m spread.
- The jungle is the home of giant gums and dense myrtle, of umbrageous fig and tall palm, of sassafras and supplejack.
- There I saw the first olive tree ever planted in Australia; the Cork-tree in luxuriance; the Caper growing among rocks, the English Oak, the horse chestnut, broom, magnificent mulberry trees of thirty-five years growth, umbrageous and green, great variety of roses in hedges, also climbing roses.
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