Definition of resentment in English:

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resentment

Pronunciation: /rəˈzentmənt/

noun

Bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly: his resentment at being demoted some people harbor resentments going back many years
More example sentences
  • There is no reason to think she or her father harboured any resentment.
  • I wonder if their fear is really jealousy and resentment at the initiative of today's generation.
  • There is much poverty and anguish in the world, and it breeds resentment and envy.
Synonyms
bitterness, indignation, irritation, pique, dissatisfaction, disgruntlement, discontentment, discontent, resentfulness, bad feelings, hard feelings, ill will, acrimony, rancor, animosity, jaundice;
envy, jealousy

Origin

Early 17th century: from Italian risentimento or French ressentiment, from obsolete French resentir (see resent).

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Syllabification: re·sent·ment

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