V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: anger or resentment that comes from being offended

Synonyms: displeasure, anger, annoyance, grudge, huff, resentment, wrath, offense, suspicion, hostility

Antonyms: affection, amity

Tips: Today, umbrage is generally used to mean "offense" and is coupled with forms of the word "take." People who have taken umbrage are angry and offended. Umbrage can also mean "a giver of shade," like a tree, but this meaning is not often used.

Usage Examples:

The actor took umbrage with the theater critic's poor review. (offense, resentment)

She took umbrage with his rude comment. (offense, displeasure)

I took umbrage with the harsh way in which the company laid off its employees. (offense, resentment)

Joe took umbrage at my innocent question and held a grudge against me all week. (offense, displeasure)

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