resent

verb re·sent \ ri-ˈzent \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of resent

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

Examples of resent in a Sentence

  1. She resented being told what to do.

  2. He resented his boss for making him work late.

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Origin and Etymology of resent

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

resent Synonyms

Synonyms
begrudge, envy
Related Words
ache (for), covet, crave, desire, die (for), hanker (for or after), hunger (for), itch (for), jones (for) [slang], long (for), lust (for or after), pant (after), thirst (for), want, wish (for), yearn (for), yen (for); salivate

RESENT Defined for English Language Learners

resent

verb

Definition of resent for English Language Learners

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


RESENT Defined for Kids

resent

verb re·sent \ ri-ˈzent \

Definition of resent for Students

resented; resenting
: to feel annoyance or anger at
  • He resents his sister's laziness.


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