What does resentment mean?

Definitions for resentment
rɪˈzɛnt məntre·sent·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resentment, bitterness, gall, rancor, rancour(noun)

    a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

Wiktionary

  1. resentment(Noun)

    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. Resentment(noun)

    the act of resenting

  2. Resentment(noun)

    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. Resentment(noun)

    in a good sense, satisfaction; gratitude

  4. Resentment(noun)

    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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    If people are directed at you: resentment, envy, causticity, sarcasm, anger, aggression, hatred, revenge, rage - know that all this is people's sympathy, this does not mean that you are a bad person, just a very attractive person.

  2. 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.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. If from people, it is directed at you: resentment, envy, sarcasm, sarcasm, anger, aggression, hatred, revenge, rage - know that all this is people's sympathy, this does not mean that you are a bad person, just very attractive personality. 2. A love couple who is able to constantly forgive each other is doomed to become the happiest couple in the world. 3. Sleep is a unique museum of our past, present, and future. In which there is a library that holds a unique knowledge. 4. Man does not want people to like him, he wants to tease them. 5. For many people, love with late ignition. 6. The enemy control you with the help of your own anger. 7. We die exactly as much as we cease to be needed by the world. 8. Even in the worst, there is something funny. 9. Laziness as if slows down time and space. 10. Your loved one is your best thought in all your mind, throughout your whole life. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    The forces at work in the 2016 election in the United States are still with us and not only in my country but around the world, it was a perfect storm: deep currents of anger and resentment flowing through our culture. Our political press that told voters my emails were the most important story. The unprecedented intervention in our election by the FBI director. The information warfare waged from within the Kremlin.

  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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