Word Of The Week (WOW #23)
Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.) It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week. If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.
Here’s the WOW for this week :
Part Of Speech:
Noun [mass noun]
Offence or annoyance.
A feeling of anger caused by being offended
Archaic: Shade or shadow, especially as cast by trees.
Be upset, be annoyed, take offence, be offended, get huffy, be disgruntled.
Late Middle English (in sense 2): from Old French, from Latin umbra ‘shadow’. An early sense was ‘shadowy outline’, giving rise to ‘ground for suspicion’, whence the current notion of ‘offence’.
Use In Sentence:
- Such men are easily offended, take umbrage at trifles, and are unforgiving in their resentments- Sleeper, John Sherburne
- She took umbrage at his remarks.
Here are some images showing “umbrage”:
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