umbrage | umbrageous

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feel upset or annoyed

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umbrage - offence

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If you take ‘umbrage’ at something, you find it offensive or infuriating. The word suggests hurt pride, resentment, or even suspicion at somebody’s motives. It is important to note that a person is not always right to take umbrage. You may just be overly sensitive or have misconstrued something.

Synonyms pique,resentment,displeasure
Antonyms pleasure,amusement,satisfaction

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  1. Fiona said that she feels I’m not pulling my weight around the office. I take umbrage at that.

  2. If Gary takes umbrage at your attempts to help him then that’s his problem and not yours. You're doing the right thing.

  3. Mike’s an umbrageous type of character. He’s always finding things to be offended about so he can play the victim.

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