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Synonyms and Antonyms of resentment

  1. 1 a lingering ill will towards a person for a real or imagined wrong <if you continue to harbor resentment toward your father, you'll never be able to move on with your life> Synonyms down [chiefly British], grievance, grudge, scoreRelated Words condemnation; offense (or offence), umbrage; complaint; dudgeon, huff, peeve, pique; despite, hatefulness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, meanness, nastiness, spite, spitefulness, spleen, venom, viciousness; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, enmity, hostility, rancor

  2. 2 a painful awareness of another's possessions or advantages and a desire to have them too <I don't have any resentment over my friend's luxurious house> Synonyms covetousness, enviousness, green-eyed monster, invidiousness, jealousy, envyRelated Words animosity, enmity, hatred, ill will; malice, maliciousness, spitefulnessNear Antonyms benevolence, goodwill, kindness, sympathy

  3. 3 the feeling of being offended or resentful after a slight or indignity <my resentment at being spoken to like I'm stupid> Synonyms dudgeon, huff, miff, offense (or offence), peeve, pique, umbrageRelated Words aggravation, anger, annoyance, bother, botheration, discomfort, exasperation, frustration, grief, irritation, vexation; agitation, angriness, displeasure, distress, disturbance, indignation, irateness, ire, outrage, perturbation, upset; dander, temper; fit, pet, pouts, sulk(s), tantrum, tizzy; affront, barb, brickbat, dig, indignity, insult, put-down, slap, slight, slurNear Antonyms satisfaction; appeasement, mollification, pacification; contentment, delight, gratification, happiness, pleasure

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