Crossword clues for umbrage
- Anger at having been offended
- Resentment, not originally speechless anger
- Resentment evident in letter about the source of Brexit madness
- Bringing up Australian native stealing clothing causes offence
- Universal anger shown about doctor giving offence
- Sense of injury
- Offence taken
- Feeling of anger for having been offended
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Umbrage \Um"brage\ (?; 48), n. [F. ombrage shade, suspicion, umbrage, L. umbraticus belonging to shade, fr. umbra a shade. Cf. Umber, Umbratic.]
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.
Shadowy resemblance; shadow. [Obs.]
The opinion carries no show of truth nor umbrage of reason on its side.
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.
Persons who feel most umbrage from the overshadowing aristocracy.
--Sir W. Scott.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 15c., "shadow, shade," from Middle French ombrage "shade, shadow," from noun use of Latin umbraticum "of or pertaining to shade; being in retirement," neuter of umbraticus "of or pertaining to shade," from umbra "shade, shadow," from PIE root *andho- "blind, dark" (cognates: Sanskrit andha-, Avestan anda- "blind, dark"). Many figurative uses in 17c.; main remaining one is the meaning "suspicion that one has been slighted," first recorded 1610s; hence phrase to take umbrage at, attested from 1670s.
n. Feeling of anger or annoyance caused by something offensive. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To displease or cause offense. 2 (context transitive English) To shade.
Umbrage: The First Vampire, also known as A Vampire's Tale, is a 2009 British horror film written and directed by Drew Cullingham as his directorial debut. The film stars Doug Bradley, Rita Ramnani and James Fisher. The film had its first public screening on 31 October 2009, at the London FrightFest Film Festival, and in 2010 was picked up by Lionsgate for 2011 and 2012 DVD distribution.
Usage examples of "umbrage".
I must be careful never to give him any grounds for umbrage or suspicion.
All I would do was annoy Sir Umbrage, who was already in an apprehensive enough mood, and the other knights and squires in the company who seemed to regard my presence as something of an aberration at best, an annoyance at worst.
Max, who is German and often mistranslates English and takes umbrage easily, interpreted the cryptic remark to mean that that smart-ass in running clothes and dark sunglasses thinks all foreigners are inferior and dishonest and was demanding the change due him from the five-dollar bill Max tucked inside the till.
British ministry, who were afraid of giving umbrage to the French, and partly by the jealousies and divisions subsisting between the different colonies of Great Britain.
Dutch towards the British subjects in the river Bengal, at a time when the factors and traders of Holland enjoyed all the sweets of peace and all the advantages of unmolested commerce: at a time when his Britannic majesty, from his great regard to their high mightinesses, carefully avoided giving the least umbrage to the subjects of the United Provinces.
Apparently Lalo had jostled the table in passing and the occupants had taken umbrage at his clumsiness.
Beneath their deep umbrage, the eye passed over the tops of other woods, to the Mediterranean, and, to the left, through an opening, was seen a ruined watch-tower, standing on a point of rock, near the sea, and rising from among the tufted foliage.
Umbrage was a freelance at that time, and stumbled upon the sight of a beardless youth defending himself as best he could against a pack of brutes and thieves.
Paulie thought he was joking, like old friends joke with each other, but Deckie seemed to take umbrage.
Her fieriness is good, he realizes, and he feels foolish for the flash of umbrage he felt.
Not only did Umbrage know nothing of the princess, aside from her name, but everyone I asked about her greeted me with shakes of the head, shrugs of the shoulder, and unvarnished ignorance of the subject at hand.
Most of the time, you could rely on a mercenary not to get involved in a fight when there wasn't any pay in it, but there were always exceptions, and Mackin very definitely was one: he was known to take more than a little umbrage when his unusual preferences were made a matter of jest.
And I saw that the strange adumbration moved ever behind the shadow of Avyctes, falling horrible and unbroken on the steps and passing clearly separate and distinct amid the long umbrages of the towering monsters.