take umbrage

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I promise you there shall be nothing that could cause him anxiety in our silence, or at which he could take umbrage.
David, of course, is TV comedy's reigning self-absorbed misanthrope on ``Curb Your Enthusiasm,'' a man who blithers blithely into all manner of bad behavior only to take umbrage when someone else takes umbrage.