Word Of The Week (WOW #23)

Hi everyone!

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.

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Here’s the WOW for this week :

WOW-4Word:

Umbrage

Part Of Speech:

Noun [mass noun]

Derivatives:

Umbrageous adjective

Pronunciation:

/ˈʌmbrɪdʒ/

Meaning:

Offence or annoyance.

Or

A feeling of anger caused by being offended

Archaic: Shade or shadow, especially as cast by trees.

Synonyms:

Be upset, be annoyed, take offence, be offended, get huffy, be disgruntled.

Antonyms:

Word Origin:

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”:
sleight
Taking umbrage

umbrage
Shadow cast by a tree

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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19 thoughts on “Word Of The Week (WOW #23)

      1. I don’t know why it struck be that way. I’m not even a fan of Dickens, lol. I’ve read most of his works, quite a few of them in school like most people. I think reading in school sometimes spoils me for reading the works later. Probably that’s why I don’t read Jane Austen. Too much of it was forced on me when I wanted to read something else.

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  1. Could you in WordPress setting the likes show on the home site.
    Would be much better and faster to liken …. 🙂

    View buttons in the WordPress settings (sharing) and boxes in all 4 hook inserts …. 🙂

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    1. Thanks dear for expressing your thoughts. But I actually prefer that my readers should like the post only if they really read and ‘like’ it. That’s why I’m using the theme that hides the button this way.
      Still, I’ll look into it.
      Thanks 🙂

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