Definition of umbrage:
offensive activity, miff, shadow, light, offence, offensive, displeasure, huff, shade, crime, umbra, sense of injury, like, anger, criminal offense, pain, grudge, penumbra, dudgeon, law-breaking, study at offense, offense, discourtesy, criminal offence, ruffled feathers.
" 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.
- "The True George Washington [10th Ed.]", Paul Leicester Ford.
- "A Collection of College Words and Customs", Benjamin Homer Hall.