1. [syn: umbrage, offense, offence]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Umbrage \Um"brage\ ([u^]m"br[asl]j; 48), n. [F. ombrage shade,
suspicion, umbrage, L. umbraticus belonging to shade, fr.
umbra a shade. Cf. Umber, Umbratic.]
1. Shade; shadow; obscurity; hence, that which affords a
shade, as a screen of trees or foliage.
Where highest woods, impenetrable
To star or sunlight, spread their umbrage broad.
2. Shadowy resemblance; shadow. [Obs.]
The opinion carries no show of truth nor umbrage of
reason on its side. --Woodward.
3. The feeling of being overshadowed; jealousy of another, as
standing in one's light or way; hence, suspicion of injury
or wrong; offense; resentment.
Which gave umbrage to wiser than myself. --Evelyn.
Persons who feel most umbrage from the overshadowing
aristocracy. --Sir W.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a feeling of anger caused by being offended; "he took
offence at my question" [syn: umbrage, offense,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
51 Moby Thesaurus words for "umbrage":
adumbration, angry look, annoyance, dark shade, dirty look,
dudgeon, enrage, exasperation, foliage, foliation, frondage, frown,
fury, glare, gloom, glower, huff, incense, infuriate, ire, irking,
irritation, leafage, leafiness, mad, madden, mere shadow, miff,
nettling, offense, penumbra, pique, provoking, rage, resentment,
scowl, screen, shade, shadiness, shadow, shadows numberless,
silhouette, skiagram, skiagraph, snuff, steam up, umbra,
umbrageousness, verdure, vexation, wrath