3. 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)
Origin: F. Ombrage shade, suspicion, umbrage, L. Umbraticus belonging to shade, fr. Umbra a shade. Cf. Umber, Umbratic.
(01 Mar 1998)
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