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To feel offended or insulted - synonyms or related words

take offence (at something)

to feel angry and upset because of something that someone has said or done

bristle

verb

to be angry or offended about something

take umbrage (at something)

to be offended by something

take something amiss

to be offended by something, especially something that was not intended to be offensive

get/have the hump

to feel annoyed or offended

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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