resent

verb

re·​sent ri-ˈzent How to pronounce resent (audio)
resented; resenting; resents

transitive verb

: to feel or express annoyance or ill will at
resented the implication

Examples of resent in a Sentence

She resented being told what to do. He resented his boss for making him work late.
Recent Examples on the Web Americanizing English Soccer: U.S. investors are gobbling up the storied teams of the English Premier League — and changing the stadium experience in ways that soccer fans resent. Rory Smith, New York Times, 19 May 2024 When Yanks Came for Soccer: American investors are gobbling up the storied teams of the English Premier League — and changing the stadium experience in ways that soccer fans resent. Michael Steinberger Malcolm Hillgartner Tanya Pérez Steven Szczesniak, New York Times, 8 May 2024 For example, what if one parent resents a child’s sexuality or gender identity? Rob Pegoraro, PCMAG, 10 Apr. 2024 The director, Jeff Wadlow, establishes to the point of overkill that Taylor resents the existence of her stepmother, but the film still makes Jessica into too much of an interloper. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 8 Mar. 2024 The physical part has been a lot to process too—and easy to resent. Alexis Berger, SELF, 11 Apr. 2024 One daughter, Deepa, is politically active and resents her new community, while her sister Maya is desperate to just fit in. Stuart Miller, Orange County Register, 29 Mar. 2024 But an increasing number of Israelis resent them for not pulling their weight; 70 percent of Israeli Jews support an end to blanket military exemptions, according to an Israel Democracy Institute survey. Loveday Morris, Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2024 Ridiculed by the media and resented by many of his colleagues, Levin was unceremoniously ushered out as CEO of AOL Time Warner just two years after the merger. Dylan Sloan, Fortune, 26 Mar. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

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

1612, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of resent was in 1612

Dictionary Entries Near resent

Cite this Entry

“Resent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resent. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

resent

verb
re·​sent ri-ˈzent How to pronounce resent (audio)
: to feel or state annoyance or anger at

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