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[uhm-brey-juh s]
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  1. creating or providing shade; shady: an umbrageous tree.
  2. apt to take offense.
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Origin of umbrageous

First recorded in 1580–90; umbrage + -ous
Related formsum·bra·geous·ly, adverbum·bra·geous·ness, noun
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Related Words

cloudy, cool, dark, dim, dusky, indistinct, leafy, screened, shaded, shadowy, shady, sheltered, adumbral, bosky, shadowed

Examples from the Web for umbrageous

Historical Examples

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

    An Onlooker in France 1917-1919

    William Orpen

  • The search was most thorough; but, fortunately, his umbrageous shelter was secure.

    Daring and Suffering:

    William Pittenger

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

  • In this burn, screened from observation by an umbrageous coppice, was the bathing-pool.

    Freaks on the Fells

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Those that I photographed the next morning are umbrageous compared with some.

    A Spring Walk in Provence

    Archibald Marshall

British Dictionary definitions for umbrageous


  1. shady or shading
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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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