Feel bitterness or indignation at (a circumstance, action, or person): she resented the fact that I had children
More example sentences
- Pam had been introduced to Natalie by a mutual friend and Steven began to resent her.
- If you're always late on completing things, people stop relying on you, start resenting you and begin to bypass you.
- Philippa, on the other hand, was extremely sulky and didn't even try to hide the fact she resented me.
begrudge, feel aggrieved at/about, feel bitter about, grudge, be annoyed at/about, be angry at/about, be resentful of, dislike, be displeased at/about, take exception to, object to, be offended by, take amiss, take offence at, take umbrage at; envy, feel envious of, feel jealous of; bear/harbour a grudge about
archaic take something ill
late 16th century: from obsolete French resentir, from re- (expressing intensive force) + sentir 'feel' (from Latin sentire). The early sense was 'experience an emotion or sensation', later 'feel deeply', giving rise to 'feel aggrieved by'.