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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