What does the word umbrage mean?

Usage examples for umbrage

  1. The nobles had naturally taken umbrage at the vigorous policies of Richelieu, from which Mazarin seemed to have no thought of departing. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  2. The young man would have given much to have had half an hour at his disposal to think over the events of the last few minutes, and to reflect upon his present position; but there was no time to lose, if he would avoid giving umbrage to his host by being late. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  3. Whitaker found his irrelevant trick of umbrage trying in the extreme. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple