- Bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly: his resentment at being demoted [count noun]: some people harbour resentments going back many yearsMore example sentences
bitterness, indignation, irritation, pique, displeasure, dissatisfaction, disgruntlement, discontentment, discontent, resentfulness, bad feelings, hard feelings, ill feelings, acrimony, rancour, animosity, hostility, jaundice, antipathy, antagonism, enmity, hatred, hate; envy, jealousy, malice, ill will; grudge, grievance, a chip on one's shoulder• literary ire
- 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.
early 17th century: from Italian risentimento or French ressentiment, from obsolete French resentir (see resent).