Um"brage (?; 48), n. [F. ombrage shade, suspicion, umbrage, L. umbraticus belonging to shade, fr. umbra a shade. Cf. Umber, Umbratic.]


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.


Shadowy resemblance; shadow.


The opinion carries no show of truth nor umbrage of reason on its side. Woodward.


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.


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