[uhm-brey-juh s]


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

Origin of umbrageous

First recorded in 1580–90; umbrage + -ous
Related formsum·bra·geous·ly, adverbum·bra·geous·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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shady or shading
Derived Formsumbrageously, adverbumbrageousness, noun
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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).

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