Umbrageous

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Umbrageous Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    umbrageous adj
  1. filled with shade; "the shady side of the street"; "the surface of the pond is dark and shadowed"; "we sat on rocks in a shadowy cove"; "cool umbrageous woodlands" [syn: shady, shadowed, shadowy]
  2. angered at something unjust or wrong; "an indignant denial"; "incensed at the judges' unfairness"; "a look of outraged disbelief"; "umbrageous at the loss of their territory" [syn: indignant, incensed, outraged]
Umbrageous Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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. Umbrageous grots and caves Of cool recess, o'er which the mantling vine Lays forth her purple grape. --Milton.
  2. Not easily perceived, as if from being darkened or shaded; obscure. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton.
  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.

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