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[uhm-brey-juh s] /ʌmˈbreɪ dʒəs/
creating or providing shade; shady:
an umbrageous tree.
apt to take offense.
Origin of umbrageous
First recorded in 1580-90; umbrage + -ous
Related forms
umbrageously, adverb
umbrageousness, noun Unabridged
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  • Beneath the tree's umbrageous limb A hungry fox sat smiling; He saw the raven watching him, And spoke in words beguiling.

  • He loves the image of the umbrageous Igdrasil better than that of the Strasburg clock.

  • Besides being the tallest tree, it was the most ample and umbrageous—in fact, the patriarch of the grove.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • In this burn, screened from observation by an umbrageous coppice, was the bathing-pool.

    Freaks on the Fells R.M. Ballantyne
  • There is no fraternal interlacing of branches to form a kindly, umbrageous shadow.

  • A garden with umbrageous trees Is here for you to take your ease.

  • Farther on, low vallies spread their umbrageous thickets, where the dusky shadows of night had begun to assemble.

    Alonzo and Melissa Daniel Jackson, Jr.
  • The search was most thorough; but, fortunately, his umbrageous shelter was secure.

    Daring and Suffering: William Pittenger
  • Shut in to the water's edge, a woody wilderness still, the river glided between its umbrageous shores.

    The Conquest Eva Emery Dye
  • Those that I photographed the next morning are umbrageous compared with some.

    A Spring Walk in Provence Archibald Marshall
British Dictionary definitions for umbrageous


shady or shading
Derived Forms
umbrageously, adverb
umbrageousness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for umbrageous

"shady," 1580s, from French ombrageux, from Old French umbrageus, from umbre "shade," from Latin umbra (see umbrage).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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