What does resent mean?

Definitions for resentrɪˈzɛnt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word resent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. resent(verb)

    feel bitter or indignant about

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

  2. begrudge, resent(verb)

    wish ill or allow unwillingly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resent(verb)

    to be sensible of; to feel

  2. Resent(verb)

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

  3. Resent(verb)

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

  4. Resent(verb)

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

  5. Resent(verb)

    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. Resent(verb)

    to feel resentment

  7. Resent(verb)

    to give forth an odor; to smell; to savor

  8. Origin: [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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    The resent symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the resent symbol and its characteristic.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Naasu Fofanah:

    I also resent the hypocrisy in some of what these people are saying.

  2. Yilmaz Esmer:

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

  3. Linda Campbell:

    Some babies resent not being taken seriously, they might become very responsible, like the oldest, or social, like the middle.

  4. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    Some resent being called sinners, but when pastoral oversight and charitable concern for others falters, lives are sooner or later, in this life or the next, brought to destruction.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of resent

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Translations for resent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • استاءArabic
  • empören, ärgern, empört, erneutGerman
  • μνησικακώGreek
  • resentir, resentirse, resentirse deSpanish
  • exprimer son mécontentement, s'indigner, avoir de l'amertumeFrench
  • risentirsi diItalian
  • 憤慨Japanese
  • zich storen aan, zijn ongenoegen uiten, wrok koesterenDutch
  • ressentirPortuguese
  • возмутиться, негодовать, возмущатьсяRussian
  • нагадуватиUkrainian
  • 憤恨Chinese

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