Meaning of take exception to in English:

take exception to


  • Object strongly to.

    ‘many viewers took great exception to the programme's content’
    • ‘While we're no exception, we do take exception to those who think this is the beginning of the end of business on the Internet as we know it.’
    • ‘The Attorney-General Philip Ruddock took exception to that, and took the rare step of publicly criticising the Police Commissioner.’
    • ‘He hit her repeatedly on the head with a hammer after she made a throwaway remark he took exception to in a Halifax pub where she had been relaxing with friends.’
    • ‘It's not so much that they are lairy or rude or stare at people, they just tend to be a bit loud when hammered and some people tend to take exception to that.’
    • ‘You took exception to that in terms of verbal abuse and although that man posed no threat to you at all, you struck him two blows in the face.’
    • ‘She added: ‘We think there was some frivolity and someone took exception to what was said or someone's action.’’
    • ‘He took exception to that and immediately went out.’
    • ‘The flame-haired midfielder refused to hold back, launching into a couple of tough tackles which the Argentines took exception to.’
    • ‘And one woman made a comment that the other woman took exception to, and the voices got raised.’
    • ‘This was the first line of questioning that Rix took exception to.’
    • ‘So the Sikh protesters in Birmingham got their way, and succeeded in forcing a theatre to close a play they took exception to.’
    • ‘Suddenly there is a remark that one of the party takes exception to, usually something stupid and inconsequential.’
    • ‘He takes exception to what he considers to be the incestuous nature of many of the artist-run galleries.’
    • ‘Tour buses, which Mr Poole takes exception to, are no bad thing if they are all well maintained and look dignified.’
    • ‘He seems to think he has some feudal right to assault anyone whose face he takes exception to.’
    • ‘I'm sure we've said nothing in class that you could take exception to.’
    • ‘You will be aware, under the Standing Orders, that the issue the Minister has raised about my credibility is one I have every right to take exception to.’
    • ‘Well, I'm sure some journalists would take exception to that and say that they're not partisans of one side or the other.’
    • ‘There are two factors I really take exception to on television.’
    • ‘One thing they do take exception to, though, is being moved.’
    object, raise an objection, express objections