American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Forming or affording a shade; shading; shady.
- Shaded; shady: as, an umbrageous glen.
- Obscure; doubtful, as if from being darkened or shaded; hence, suspicious; “rather shady.”
- Apt or disposed to take offense; taking umbrage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Forming or affording a shade; shady; shaded.
- adj. obsolete Not easily perceived, as if from being darkened or shaded; obscure.
- adj. obsolete Feeling jealousy or umbrage; taking, or disposed to take, umbrage; suspicious.
- adj. filled with shade
- adj. angered at something unjust or wrong
- From Middle French ombrageux, or from umbrage + -ous. (Wiktionary)
“India is rightly called the umbrageous land with great geographical and economic entity, ensconced in the swathe of cultural unity amidst diversity held together by the strong and invisible threads of veneration and love amongst the people.”
“He was "umbrageous," ready to be discomposed by the action of others, but, if not vexed or startled, he was elaborately courteous.”
“And stripp'd the groves of their umbrageous honours,”
“Sometimes it feels as if we could be in northern Florida, or maybe even southern Ohio, following backcountry tributaries through the umbrageous boondocks -- searching for beer and sniffing out adventure.”
“He could behold beneath his eye, the lower part of the decayed village, as its ruins peeped from the umbrageous shelter with which they were shrouded.”
“He put the roses in his breast and they walked on for a little while, slowly and silently, under the umbrageous trees.”
“Indignant, umbrageous, and unwilling to accept responsibility for his own (dire) socioeconomic predicament, Right-I languishes behind the counter at a retail chain, wondering aloud why others have eclipsed him.”
“The two went apart in directly opposite courses, and were soon hidden from each other by their umbrageous surroundings and by the shadows of eve.”
“But he made no reply, and without further pause the pedestrian plunged towards the umbrageous nook, and paced cautiously over the dead leaves which nearly buried the road or street of the hamlet.”
“Would it be a rash wager — a wager of one thousand to one — that a day never passed over the heads of these boys without finding at least one of them ensconced in the umbrageous hall, and enthroned upon its natural throne?”
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