Simple Definition of resent
: to be angry or upset about (someone or something that you think is unfair)
Full Definition of resent
: to feel or express annoyance or ill will at <resented the implication>
Examples of resent
She resented being told what to do.
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
Rhymes with resent
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RESENT Defined for Kids
Definition of resent
: to feel annoyance or anger at <He resents his sister's laziness.>
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