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Definition of "umbrageous" []

  • Affording or forming shade; shady. (adjective)
  • Easily offended; irritable. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "umbrageous" in a sentence
  • "India is rightly called the umbrageous land with great geographical and economic entity, ensconced in the swathe of cultural unity amidst diversity held together by the strong and invisible threads of veneration and love amongst the people."
  • "He was "umbrageous," ready to be discomposed by the action of others, but, if not vexed or startled, he was elaborately courteous."
  • "And stripp'd the groves of their umbrageous honours,"