umbrage: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (um'brij), [key]
— n.
  1. offense; annoyance; displeasure: to feel umbrage at a social snub; to give umbrage to someone; to take umbrage at someone's rudeness.
  2. the slightest indication or vaguest feeling of suspicion, doubt, hostility, or the like.
  3. leaves that afford shade, as the foliage of trees.
  4. shade or shadows, as cast by trees.
  5. a shadowy appearance or semblance of something.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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