Umbrage is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of umbrage, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a feeling of anger caused by being offended
EXAMPLES - Umbrage in a Sentence
- Fuskins, in a moment of reflection, takes umbrage that his kind are called BS artists. (source)
- In light of this, it should be safe to assume that it's appropriate to ask: Where's the umbrage? (source)
- Religious people will surely take umbrage at his one-sentence rebuttals of centuries of tradition. (source)
- McCain's pollster, Bill McInturf, was the last to speak and took umbrage with Greenberg's analysis. (source)
- Caribbean countries said they took "umbrage" and wanted to "put on record" their strong disapproval. (source)
- He took real umbrage at this point that -- you know, about -- about bypassing the central government. (source)
- Defenders of the current drone program take umbrage at the suggestion that the program isn't judicious. (source)
- Mr. Sumaruck took umbrage at this, believing that now we have come to the entire raison for your letter. (source)
- The Guardian's Hadley Freeman wasn't the only former fan to take umbrage in the weeks leading up to release. (source)
- He took umbrage and announced his international retirement in March, since when he has barely picked up a bat. (source)
- What if instead of umbrage at a celebrity for betraying his wife, we glance at the infidelity within ourselves? (source)
- It is my principles and my values that guide everything I do professionally, so I do take umbrage with this statement: (source)
- Instead, he delivered a rambling statement that was long on umbrage but failed to address the specifics of the case against him. (source)
- With this narrative in vogue, we take umbrage in labeling our issues, challenges and deficits "hard-wired" -- hence, unchangeable. (source)
- He felt all of Davey Rockman's legitimate indignation at having been replaced, and magnified the umbrage to vindictive proportions. (source)
- So he seemed to take umbrage at that and then later in the interview suggests that I ` m not supposed to even mention that he ` s an actor. (source)
- "umbrage", "concern" and the threat of "grave consequences", followed by a whole lot of goodies finding their way into the Dear Leader's coffers. (source)
- While Santorum insisted that he was only saying Palin was busy and did not in any way mean to slight her, the former Alaska governor clearly took umbrage. (source)
- Some in the electric business take umbrage over the fact that the electric grid is already reasonably smart and has been for a long time, starting around 1930. (source)
- If your fanatical umbrage has a sincere basis, let the world know; skip the hyperbole, the death threats, and the costumes, and do as Jefferson and Madison did. (source)
- So it's not -- it was not an uncharacteristic remark, and I think there is a certain amount of surprise that the French president took the kind of umbrage that he did. (source)
- Taking umbrage at the thought of anyone questioning these rights the Mayor asks, "In rushing into those burning buildings, not one of them asked" What God do you pray to? (source)
- There's sort of -- there's an umbrage industry where when a president of one party says one thing, there's a group of people who just can't wait to jump up and be offended. (source)
- Or use one of the online ones, like the Free Dictionary or Merriam-Webster, which by the way defines 'umbrage' as "pique or resentment at some often fancied slight or insult". (source)
- 'Let's go down, then,' I suggested, and moved her with me below stairs, where Lois was tossing her head and bridling with umbrage at any insinuation that her work wasn't perfect. (source)
- Republican Sen. Doug Overbey of Maryville, who became emotional in debating the proposal, said he took "umbrage" at the suggestion that special interests control Supreme Court races. (source)
- -- The same base stratagem for annoying those against whom they have taken an umbrage is practiced still by choking the wells with sand or stones, or defiling them with putrid carcases. (source)
- Pakistan took great umbrage to the criticism in light of its recent crackdown on militants in South Waziristan and Swat, Taliban factions that are responsible for a series of bloody attacks across Pakistan. (source)
- More and more, when politicians talk about government employees - whether they are federal, state or local- it is with the kind of umbrage ordinarily aimed at Wall Street financiers and convenience store bandits. (source)
- More and more, when politicians talk about government employees -- whether they are federal, state or local -- it is with the kind of umbrage ordinarily aimed at Wall Street financiers and convenience store bandits. (source)
- No doubt the Englishman's boldly stated priorities went down badly with the European Tour bosses, who took umbrage at Faldo's decision in 2008 to pick two players (Casey and Ian Poulter) who did not play in Scotland. (source)
- On the other hand, Maria from Cape Cod did take umbrage with my opinion, saying, "I think it was irresponsible for Mr. Zakaria to imply that we are overreacting to the attack, which almost claimed 350 American lives." (source)
- There also are financial concerns at play here -- for insurers and for those who screen and care for men with prostate cancer, with some physicians taking umbrage at assertions they harm or treat patients' unnecessarily. (source)
- Each and every time the Dear Leader flexes his diminutive muscles and blows the West a raspberry, the world has expressed "umbrage" and demanded that North Korea conform to the mores and values of civilized nations worldwide. (source)
- India has also raised its umbrage with Chinaabout$US12. 6 billion Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Power Project in Pakistani Kashmirwhich aims the diversion of the water of Neelum (Kishan Ganga) river through a tunnel into Jhelum River. (source)
- As you correctly said, I think, you know, he seemed to take umbrage in the fact the introduction to him, you know - two-thirds of the way, I happened to mention that he ` s an actor and an Oscar winner, which really isn ` t irrelevant. (source)
- The arrival of the Lord's Resistance Army in Darfur will likely let the air out of that particular balloon, and congressional oversight committees might take some genuine umbrage that they were not informed of these developments in a timely or transparent manner. (source)
- This morning, the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan went on NPR's All Things Considered to take umbrage with reports, including Brave New Foundation's latest Rethink Afghanistan video, that the Afghanistan War today supplanted Vietnam as the longest war in American history. (source)
- A lot of people have gotten to the step of being emotionally invested in umbrage and are displacing the hostility of feeling like one is being deliberately ignored by those in power against the democratic party and even if the leaders wanted to throw some red meat to placate them and tell them they are heard, Presidents Lieberman and Nelson will take the opportunity to essentially speak for the Democratic Party and publicly try and ruin it for the sake of pissing on said base and thus retaining the love of the current media environment. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 48.0, which suggests that "umbrage" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 23 synonyms for umbrage.
anger, annoyance, chagrin, exasperation, fury, grudge, high dudgeon, huff, indignation, injury, ire, irking, irritation, miff, nettling, offense, pique, provoking, rage, resentment, sense of injury, vexation, wrath
We have 13 antonyms for umbrage.
calmness, cheer, comfort, delight, enjoyment, favor, glee, happiness, joy, like, love, peace, pleasure
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of umbrage from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Offense; resentment: took umbrage at their rudeness.
- (noun) Something that affords shade.
- (noun) Shadow or shade. See Synonyms at shade.
- (noun) A vague or indistinct indication; a hint.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Feeling of anger or annoyance caused by something offensive.
- (noun) Feeling of doubt.
- (noun) Leaves that provide shade, as the foliage of trees
- (noun) shadow, shade
- (verb) To displease or cause offense.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Shade; shadow; obscurity; hence, that which affords a shade, as a screen of trees or foliage.
- (noun) Shadowy resemblance; shadow.
- (noun) The feeling of being overshadowed; jealousy of another, as standing in one's light or way; hence, suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Shade; a shadow; obscurity.
- (noun) That which affords a shade; specifically, a screen of trees or foliage.
- (noun) A slight appearance; an apparition; a shade.
- (noun) The feeling of being overshadowed, as by another standing in one's light or way; hence, suspicion of slight or injury; offense; resentment.
- (noun) Synonyms See pique and animosity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a feeling of anger caused by being offended