Definition of umbrage :
1. Shade; shadow; obscurity; hence, that which affords a shade, as a screen of trees or foliage.
2. Shadowy resemblance; shadow.
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.
offensive activity, ruffled feathers, like, sense of injury, crime, miff, dudgeon, anger, grudge, displeasure, shadow, penumbra, pain, offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, study at offense, offensive, light, umbra, shade, discourtesy, criminal offence, huff
resentment (part of speech: noun)
hard feelings, acerbity, ill humor, resentment, rancor, pique, bitterness, offense, soreness, bile, antagonism, huffiness, sullenness, envy, vexation, infuriation, spite, wrath, discontent, dissatisfaction, indignation, irritation
- " Although we thus enter into negotiations," continued the King- unveiling himself, with a solemn indecency, not agreeable to contemplate-" without any intention of concluding them, you can always get out of them with great honour, by taking umbrage about the point of religion and about some other of the outrageous propositions which they are like to propose, and of which there are plenty, in the letters of Andrew de Loo. - "History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
- I sincerely believe my absence, which gave so much umbrage, did not last two minutes. - "The True George Washington [10th Ed.]", Paul Leicester Ford.
- That shaded by the umbrage of his name, Eternal honours might attend his fame. - "A Collection of College Words and Customs", Benjamin Homer Hall.