verb \ri-ˈzent\

: to be angry or upset about (someone or something that you think is unfair)

Full Definition of RESENT

transitive verb
:  to feel or express annoyance or ill will at <resented the implication>

Examples of RESENT

  1. She resented being told what to do.
  2. He resented his boss for making him work late.

Origin of RESENT

Middle French resentir to be emotionally sensible of, from Old French, from re- + sentir to feel, from Latin sentire — more at sense
First Known Use: 1596


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