Definition of umbrage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

umbrage

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈʌmbrɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌmbrɪdʒ//
 
 
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Word Origin late Middle English (originally referring to shade or shadow): from Old French, from Latin umbra ‘shadow’. An early sense was ‘shadowy outline’, giving rise to ‘ground for suspicion’, which led to the current notion of ‘offence’.Idioms
take umbrage (at something)
 
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(formal or humorous) to feel offended, insulted or upset by something, often without a good reason synonym offence (2) He took umbrage at her remarks.
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