offense; annoyance; displeasure: to feel umbrage at a social snub; to give umbrage to someone; to take umbrage at someone's rudeness.
the slightest indication or vaguest feeling of suspicion, doubt, hostility, or the like.
leaves that afford shade, as the foliage of trees.
shade or shadows, as cast by trees.
a shadowy appearance or semblance of something.

1400–50; late Middle English < Old French; see umbra, -age

1. pique, grudge, resentment. Unabridged
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umbrage (ˈʌmbrɪdʒ)
1.  displeasure or resentment; offence (in the phrase giveortake umbrage)
2.  the foliage of trees, considered as providing shade
3.  rare shadow or shade
4.  archaic a shadow or semblance
[C15: from Old French umbrage, from Latin umbrāticus relating to shade, from umbra shade, shadow]

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Word Origin & History

1426, "shadow, shade," from M.Fr. ombrage "shade, shadow," from L. umbraticum, neut. of umbraticus "of or pertaining to shade," from umbra "shade, shadow," from PIE base *andho- "blind, dark" (cf. Skt. andha-, Avestan anda- "blind, dark"). Many fig. uses 17c.; main remaining one is the meaning "suspicion
that one has been slighted," first recorded 1620; hence phrase to take umbrage at, attested from 1680.
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