Definition of resentful in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈzɛntfʊl/


Feeling or expressing bitterness or indignation at having been treated unfairly: he was angry and resentful of their intrusion
More example sentences
  • Here was a man who had every reason to feel angry, resentful and bitter.
  • Bitter, resentful and increasingly unstable, Jackie watches her life crumble.
  • He never wants to come off sounding bitter or resentful over opportunities lost.
aggrieved, indignant, irritated, exasperated, piqued, put out, in high dudgeon, displeased, dissatisfied, disgruntled, discontented, malcontent, offended, bitter, hostile, acrimonious, rancorous, spiteful, jaundiced;
envious, jealous, grudging, begrudging;
sullen, sulky, sour, fed up, huffy, in a huff, irked
informal miffed, miffy, peeved, mad, aggravated
British informal narked
North American informal sore
West Indian informal vex
vulgar slang pissed off
archaic snuffy, wroth



Pronunciation: /rɪˈzɛntfʊli/ /rɪˈzɛntf(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • It's a job I'll do for as long as it takes to actually find the right job and at that point I'll quit and leave them scrambling, resentfully, to find my replacement.
  • When his mother abandoned the family when he was four, two aunts were reluctantly and resentfully compelled to raise Billy and his older sister, Florence.
  • But most residents are still too emotionally bruised to do anything except stare resentfully from a distance.


Example sentences
  • What should have been profound displays of bitterness and resentfulness were often delivered with comedic timing, so that the audience was laughing at some of the more serious lines of the play.
  • Law will not change anxiety, bitterness, resentfulness, lust, grandiosity and avarice.
  • Let us not put any blame on anyone but simply deal with it and move on without resentfulness or revenge.

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