umbrageous

[uhm-brey-juh s]

adjective

creating or providing shade; shady: an umbrageous tree.
apt to take offense.

Nearby words

  1. umbonate,
  2. umbones,
  3. umbonic,
  4. umbra,
  5. umbrage,
  6. umbrageously,
  7. umbrella,
  8. umbrella bird,
  9. umbrella leaf,
  10. umbrella palm

Origin of umbrageous

First recorded in 1580–90; umbrage + -ous

Related formsum·bra·geous·ly, adverbum·bra·geous·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for umbrageous

umbrageous

adjective

shady or shading
Derived Formsumbrageously, adverbumbrageousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for umbrageous

umbrageous

adj.

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

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