Definition of resent in English:


Syllabification: re·sent
Pronunciation: /riˈzent


[with object]
Feel bitterness or indignation at (a circumstance, action, or person): she resented the fact that I had children
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  • 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 resentful of, dislike, take exception to, object to, take amiss, take offense at, take umbrage at, bear/harbor a grudge about


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'.

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