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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A sense of injury. Also: Resentment.

Usage examples (36)
  • It is not a surprise that an acquaintance will take umbrage at a rude remark made carelessly.
  • Caribbean countries said they took "umbrage" and wanted to "put on record" their strong disapproval.
  • 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.
  • (NotionsCapital is campaigning to make "umbrage" a controlled substance), accusing Senator Obama of calling Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin a pig. for more
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