anger or resentment that comes from being offended.
– The actor took umbrage with the theater critic’s poor review.
– She took umbrage with his rude comment.
– I took umbrage with the harsh way in which the company laid off its employees.
– Joe took umbrage at my innocent question and held a grudge against me all week.
displeasure, anger, annoyance, grudge
marked by propriety and good taste, especially in dress or behavior.
– It is important to behave in a decorous manner when being presented to the Queen, unless you don’t mind being thrown out by the palace guards.
– The decorum of our grandparents’ courting seems quaint and uptight today.
– The young debutante behaved in a decorous manner in front of her parents, but was a wild girl when she went out with her friends.
– Although Bill and James didn’t like each other, they acted in a polite and decorous manner whenever they worked together.
seemly, dignified, appropriate,
indecorous, improper, unseemly,