Definition of resent
: 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.
Origin and Etymology of resent
Medieval 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
RESENT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of resent for Students
: to feel annoyance or anger at <He resents his sister's laziness.>
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