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.
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'.