The word “umbrage” refers to a feeling of offense, annoyance, or resentment caused by a perceived insult or slight. It can also mean shade or shadow, particularly in a metaphorical sense.

Interesting fact: The word “umbrage” originated from the Latin word “umbra,” which means shade or shadow. It entered the English language in the late 14th century and has been used to describe both literal and figurative shades of meaning ever since.