Origin of umbrage
Synonyms for umbrage
Examples from the Web for umbrage
Historical Examples of umbrage
Find out what will give most umbrage to your Court, and I will tell you why in my next.The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
And peering through those clouds, one may see the lovers, groping in the umbrage.In the Heart of a Fool
William Allen White
It took many years for this umbrage at the reporting of social events to wear off and make the reporter welcome.American Adventures
Why, the hum of bees overhead is absolutely like soft sustained thunder—and yet no bees visible in the umbrage.
It was now past five o'clock, and the umbrage of the forest added a deeper tint to the shadows of evening.
Word Origin for umbrage
early 15c., "shadow, shade," from Middle French ombrage "shade, shadow," from Latin umbraticum, neuter of umbraticus "of or pertaining to shade," from umbra "shade, shadow," from PIE root *andho- "blind, dark" (cf. 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.