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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resentverb

    feel bitter or indignant about

    "She resents being paid less than her co-workers"

  2. begrudge, resentverb

    wish ill or allow unwillingly

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To RESENTverb

    Etymology: ressentir, Fr.

    A serious consideration of the mineral treasures of his territories, and the practical discoveries of them by way of my philosophical theory, he then so well resented, that afterwards, upon a mature digestion of my whole design, he commanded me to let your lordships understand, how great an inclination he hath to further so hopeful a work. Francis Bacon.

    Thou with scorn
    And anger would’st resent the offer’d wrong. John Milton.


  1. resent

    ‹See Tfd› Resentment (also called ranklement or bitterness) is a complex, multilayered emotion that has been described as a mixture of disappointment, disgust and anger. Other psychologists consider it a mood or as a secondary emotion (including cognitive elements) that can be elicited in the face of insult and/or injury.Inherent in resentment is a perception of unfairness (i.e. from trivial to very serious), and a generalized defense against unfair situations (e.g. relationships or unfavourable circumstances).The word originates from French "ressentir", re-, intensive prefix, and sentir "to feel"; from the Latin "sentire". The English word has become synonymous with anger, spite, and holding a grudge.


  1. resent

    Resent refers to the feeling of deep-seated displeasure or anger due to a perceived insult, slight, or instance of mistreatment. It typically arises from a sense of being wronged or treated unfairly, leading to bitterness or indignation. It is often used in the context of continuous or recurring actions rather than one-time events.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resentverb

    to be sensible of; to feel

  2. Resentverb

    in a good sense, to take well; to receive with satisfaction

  3. Resentverb

    in a bad sense, to take ill; to consider as an injury or affront; to be indignant at

  4. Resentverb

    to express or exhibit displeasure or indignation at, as by words or acts

  5. Resentverb

    to recognize; to perceive, especially as if by smelling; -- associated in meaning with sent, the older spelling of scent to smell. See Resent, v. i

  6. Resentverb

    to feel resentment

  7. Resentverb

    to give forth an odor; to smell; to savor

  8. Etymology: [F. ressentir; L. pref. re- re- + sentire to feel. See Sense.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Resent

    rē-zent′, v.t. to take ill: to consider as an injury or affront: to be indignant at: to express indignation: to have a strong perception of: to perceive by the sense of smell—v.i. to be indignant.—n. Resent′er.—adj. Resent′ful, full of, or prone to, resentment.—advs. Resent′fully; Resent′ingly.—adj. Resent′ive.—n. Resent′ment, the act of resenting: displeasure: anger. [O. Fr. resentir, ressentir—L. re-, in return, sentīre, to feel.]

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  1. nester

  2. ernest

  3. streen

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of resent in a Sentence

  1. Bernard Mandeville:

    The only thing of weight that can be said against modern honor is that it is directly opposite to religion. The one bids you bear injuries with patience, the other tells you if you don't resent them, you are not fit to live.

  2. Yilmaz Esmer:

    The voters that resent that haven't voted for AKP anyway. Among the AKP supporters, whatever AKP does is right.

  3. Orrin Hatch:

    I come from the poor people. And I’ve been working my whole stinking career for people who don’t have a chance. And I really resent anybody saying I’m just doing this for the rich.

  4. Raza Rumi:

    When (former president Gen. Pervez) Musharraf sided with the U.S. in 2001 after the 'you are either with us or against us' line from (then-President George W.) Bush, this is when the Taliban began to resent the military.

  5. Richard Bach, One:

    We generate our own environment. We get exactly what we deserve. How can we resent the life weve created for ourselves? Whos to blame, whos to credit, but us? Who can change it anytime we wish, but us?

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