Dictionary » U » Umbrage

Umbrage

umbrage

1. Shade; shadow; obscurity; hence, that which affords a shade, as a screen of trees or foliage. Where highest woods, impenetrable To star or sunlight, spread their umbrage broad. (milton)

2. Shadowy resemblance; shadow. The opinion carries no show of truth nor umbrage of reason on its side. (woodward)

3. The feeling of being overshadowed; jealousy of another, as standing in one's light or way; hence, suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment. Which gave umbrage to wiser than myself. (Evelyn) Persons who feel most umbrage from the overshadowing aristocracy. (Sir W. Scott)

Origin: F. Ombrage shade, suspicion, umbrage, L. Umbraticus belonging to shade, fr. Umbra a shade. Cf. Umber, Umbratic.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,246 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link