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resentment

Line breaks: re¦sent|ment
Pronunciation: /rɪˈzɛntm(ə)nt
 
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Definition of resentment in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly: his resentment at being demoted [count noun]: some people harbour 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

Origin

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

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