What does resentment mean?

Definitions for resentment
rɪˈzɛnt məntre·sent·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resentment, bitterness, gall, rancor, rancournoun

    a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

Wiktionary

  1. resentmentnoun

    A feeling of anger or displeasure stemming from belief that one has been wronged by others or betrayed; indignation.

    Etymology: From ressentiment, from ressentir

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resentmentnoun

    the act of resenting

  2. Resentmentnoun

    the state of holding something in the mind as a subject of contemplation, or of being inclined to reflect upon something; a state of consciousness; conviction; feeling; impression

  3. Resentmentnoun

    in a good sense, satisfaction; gratitude

  4. Resentmentnoun

    in a bad sense, strong displeasure; anger; hostility provoked by a wrong or injury experienced

Freebase

  1. Resentment

    Resentment is the experience of a negative emotion felt as a result of a real or imagined wrong done. Etymologically, 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 and spite. Robert C. Solomon, a professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, places resentment on the same line-continuum with contempt and anger. According to him, the differences between the three emotions are as follows: resentment is directed towards higher-status individuals, anger is directed towards equal-status individuals and contempt is directed towards lower-status individuals. Resentment can be triggered by an emotionally disturbing experience felt again or relived in the mind. When the person feeling resentment is directing the emotion at themself it appears as remorse.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'resentment' in Nouns Frequency: #2876

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resentment in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resentment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of resentment in a Sentence

  1. Eleanor Roosevelt:

    A trait no other nation seems to possess in quite the same degree that we do -- namely, a feeling of almost childish injury and resentment unless the world as a whole recognizes how innocent we are of anything but the most generous and harmless intentions.

  2. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.:

    Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.

  3. Garrison Nelson:

    It is going to be a hard sell, bernie is counting on that -- that degree of resentment and that degree of anger.

  4. Vincent Barkas:

    Unfortunately, the feet on the ground with a gun that kills a poacher is the wrong way forward. We are causing more resentment towards our wildlife and towards conservation as a whole than we are doing any good.

  5. Vincent Barkas:

    We have to get feet on the ground with guns, unfortunately, the feet on the ground with a gun that kills a poacher is the wrong way forward. We are causing more resentment towards our wildlife and towards conservation as a whole than we are doing any good.

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