Umbrageously
Umbrageous Um*bra"geous (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. ombraqeux shy, skittish, suspicious, in OF. also, shady. See {Umbrage}.] 1. Forming or affording a shade; shady; shaded; as, umbrageous trees or foliage. [1913 Webster]

Umbrageous grots and caves Of cool recess, o'er which the mantling vine Lays forth her purple grape. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Not easily perceived, as if from being darkened or shaded; obscure. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

3. Feeling jealousy or umbrage; taking, or disposed to take, umbrage; suspicious. [Obs.] --Bp. Warburton. -- {Um*bra"geous*ly}, adv. -- {Um*bra"geous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • umbrageously — See umbrageous. * * * …   Universalium

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  • umbrageous — umbrageously, adv. umbrageousness, n. /um bray jeuhs/, adj. 1. creating or providing shade; shady: an umbrageous tree. 2. apt to take offense. [1580 90; UMBRAGE + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • umbrageous — adjective Date: 1587 1. a. affording shade b. spotted with shadows 2. inclined to take offense easily • umbrageously adverb • umbrageousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • umbrageous — /ʌmˈbreɪdʒəs/ (say um brayjuhs) adjective 1. forming or affording shade; shady; shaded. 2. Rare apt or disposed to take umbrage or offence, as a person. –umbrageously, adverb –umbrageousness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • umbrageous — [um brā′jəs] adj. [Fr ombrageux, shy, suspicious, orig., shady < ombrage < OFr umbrage: see UMBRAGE] 1. giving shade; shady 2. easily offended umbrageously adv …   English World dictionary

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