take umbrage

take umbrage
TAKE OFFENCE, take exception, be aggrieved, be affronted, be annoyed, be angry, be indignant, be put out, be insulted, be hurt, be piqued, be resentful, be disgruntled, go into a huff; informal be miffed, have one's nose put out of joint; Brit. informal get the hump.

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  • take umbrage at — (something) to feel insulted by something someone has said or done. The mayor took umbrage at the suggestion that the new park was not well designed …   New idioms dictionary

  • take umbrage — index alienate (estrange), resent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take umbrage — I would take umbrage at that if I thought you were serious Syn: take offense, take exception, be aggrieved, be affronted, be annoyed, be angry, be indignant, be put out, be insulted, be hurt, be piqued, be resentful, be disgruntled, go into a… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • take umbrage — feel hurt, feel offended, take offense    If you refuse her invitation to her party, she ll take umbrage …   English idioms

  • take umbrage (at something) — phrase to be offended by something They’re liable to take umbrage if we don’t invite them. Thesaurus: to feel offended or insultedsynonym Main entry: umbrage * * * take ˈumbrage (at sth) idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take umbrage at something — take umbrage at (something) to feel insulted by something someone has said or done. The mayor took umbrage at the suggestion that the new park was not well designed …   New idioms dictionary

  • take umbrage — formal to become upset and angry about something someone has said or done. He took great umbrage at newspaper reviews of his book. (often + at) The minister took umbrage when colleagues queried her budget plans …   New idioms dictionary

  • take umbrage — verb a) To take offense. b) To become angry and resentful …   Wiktionary

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  • umbrage — (n.) early 15c., 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 root *andho blind, dark (Cf. Skt. andha , Avestan anda blind, dark ). Many… …   Etymology dictionary

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