take umbrage at

take umbrage at (something)

To strongly disagree with, take offense at, or become angered by something. Hey, I take umbrage at the idea that I didn't put my full effort into this project. I think Lady Westerly took umbrage at your remarks, sir. The senator made it clear that he takes umbrage at the Supreme Court's decision.
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take umbrage at something

to feel that one has been insulted by something. The employee took umbrage at not getting a raise. Mary took umbrage at the suggestion that she was being unreasonable.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Philander was too much relieved at the happy outcome to their adventure to take umbrage at the professor's cruel fling.
Therefore just and wise men take umbrage at his act, until after some little time be past: then they see it to be in unison with their acts.