resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult
She took umbrage at his remarks and stormed away in a huff.
We were surprised by the unanimity with which our proposals were accepted by the different groups.
unsatisfied; not soothed
Her anger is unassuaged by your apology.
He is so unassuming that some people fail to realize how great a man he really is.
She had a sudden fit of unbridled rage.
She found the load shark's demands unconscionable and impossible to meet.
outlandish; clumsy; boorish
Most biographers portray Lincoln as an uncouth and ungainly young man.
the act of anointing with oil
The anointing with oil of a person near death is called extreme unction.
oily; bland; insincerely suave
Uriah Heep disguised his nefarious actions by unctuous protestations of his "'umility."
The recent corruption scandals have undermined many people's faith in the city government.
Adressing the jogging class, Kim underscored the importance to runners of good nutrition.
move with a wavelike motion
The flag undulated in the breeze.
When they unearthed the city, the archeologists found many relics of an ancient civilization.
not earthly; weird
There is an unearthly atmosphere in her work that amazes the casual observer.
My answer to your proposal is an unequivocal and absolute "No."
My teacher unerringly pounced on the one typographical error in my essay.
She approached the guillotine with unfaltering steps.
She turned so pale that I am sure her surprise was unfeigned.
liberated; freed from chains
Chained to the wall for months on end, the hostage despaired that he would ever be unfettered.
It is hard for an unfledged writer to find a sympathetic publisher.
to strip a priest or minister of church authority
To disbar a lawyer, to unfrock a priest, to suspend a doctor's license to practice--these are extreme steps that the authorities should take only after careful consideration.
He is an ungainly young man; he trips over everything.
blameless and exemplary
Her conduct in office was unimpeachable and her record is spotless.
unity of pitch; complete accord
The choir sang in unison.
inconspicuous; not blatant
The secret service agents in charge of protecting the President tried to be as unobtrusive as possible.
During adolescence many attractive young people somehow acquire the false notion that their appearance is unprepossessing.
With equal ease Miss Marple unraveled tangled balls of yarn and baffling murder mysteries.
Suffering the pangs of unrequited love, Olivia rebukes Cesario for his hard-heartedness.
The only way to curb this unruly mob is to use tear gas.
distasteful; morally offensive
People with unsavory reputations should not be allowed to work with young children.
They prayed he would come back from the war unscathed.
Your levity is unseemly at this time of mourning.
Although James was an experienced emergency room nurse, he occasionally became queasy when faced with a particularly unsightly injury.
I am happy that my reputation is unsullied.
I find your theory untenable and must reject it.
Untoward circumstances prevent me from being with you on this festive occasion.
unjustified; groundless; undeserved
We could not understand Martin's unwarranted rudeness to his mother's guests.
awkward; cumbersome; unmanageable
The large carton was so unwieldy that the movers had trouble getting it up the stairs.
unintentional; not knowing
She was the unwitting tool of the swindlers
He hesitated to assume the unwonted role of master of ceremonies at the dinner.
I must upbraid him for his unruly behavior.
marked by commotion; extremely funny; very noisy
The uproarious comedy hit Home Alone featured Macaulay Culkin, whose mugging and comic antics provoked gales of uproarious laughter from audiences coast to coast.
The upshot of the rematch was that the former champion proved that he still possessed all the skills of his youth.
suave; refined; elegant
The courtier was urbane and sophisticated
mischievous child (usually a boy)
Get out! This store is no place for grubby urchins!
bearlike; pertaining to a bear
Because of its ursine appearance, the great panda has been identified with the bears; actually, it is closely related to the raccoon.
seize power; supplant
The revolution ended when the victorious rebel leader usurped the throne.
lending money at illegal rates of interest
The loan shark was found guilty of usury.
excessively devoted to one's wife
His friends laughed at him because he was so uxorious and submissive to his wife's desires.
strengthen the base of
Whereas relativity theory undermined the Newtonian mechanics, cosmology was undergirded by it.