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 :



Part Of Speech:

Noun [mass noun]


Umbrageous adjective




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.


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”:
Taking 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 responses to “Word Of The Week (WOW #23)”

  1. I can feature Charles Dickens using this word.

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    1. Yea! That’ll be awesome 🙂
      I read only a few of his works and that too all those works in my school only.

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      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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  2. […] This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly challenge is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post. […]


  3. A great word, Heena. ‘Taking umbrage’ sounds so much better than ‘taking offence’. Here’s the link to my latest WOW post: https://thestorytellersabode.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/wow-tempestuous/

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    1. Thanks Louise! I agree, sounds so much better this way 🙂
      I’ll check out your word ASAP. Thanks 🙂

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  4. priyalovingly Avatar

    nice choice of word

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  5. deutschtrailer Avatar

    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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      1. deutschtrailer Avatar

        ok…. 🙂

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  6. I like this word a lot. It’s so expressive. 🙂 I’ve used it a few times, too.
    I’ve just realised that I forgot to add the link to my word this week to your post. Sorry! Blame it on the fact that I’d only just come back from Wales and was rushing things. I’ll add the link now, although it’s a bit late…


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