Simple Definition of resentment
: a feeling of anger or displeasure about someone or something unfair
Full Definition of resentment
: a feeling of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will at something regarded as a wrong, insult, or injury
Examples of resentment
She bore bitter feelings of resentment toward her ex-husband.
He's filled with resentment at his boss.
He expressed his resentment of the new policies.
First Known Use of resentment
Synonym Discussion of resentment
offense, sin, vice, crime, scandal mean a transgression of law. offense applies to the infraction of any law, rule, or code <at that school no offense went unpunished>. sin implies an offense against moral or religious law <the sin of blasphemy>. vice applies to a habit or practice that degrades or corrupts <regarded gambling as a vice>. crime implies a serious offense punishable by the law of the state <the crime of murder>. scandal applies to an offense that outrages the public conscience <a career ruined by a sex scandal>.
RESENTMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of resentment
: a feeling of angry displeasure at a real or imagined wrong, insult, or injury
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