- creating or providing shade; shady: an umbrageous tree.
- apt to take offense.
Origin of umbrageous
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Examples from the Web for umbrageous
A garden with umbrageous trees Is here for you to take your ease.An Onlooker in France 1917-1919
The search was most thorough; but, fortunately, his umbrageous shelter was secure.Daring and Suffering:
He loves the image of the umbrageous Igdrasil better than that of the Strasburg clock.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
In this burn, screened from observation by an umbrageous coppice, was the bathing-pool.Freaks on the Fells
Those that I photographed the next morning are umbrageous compared with some.A Spring Walk in Provence
- shady or shading
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