resentful

adjective re·sent·ful \ ri-ˈzent-fəl \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of resentful

1 : full of resentment : inclined to resent
  • felt resentful of her success
2 : caused or marked by resentment
  • resentful anger

resentfully

play \ri-ˈzent-fə-lē\ adverb

resentfulness

noun

Examples of resentful in a Sentence

  1. She is resentful about being demoted.

  2. She gave me a resentful glare.

  3. a resentful letter to the editor

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First Known Use of resentful

1656


RESENTFUL Defined for English Language Learners

resentful

adjective

Definition of resentful for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing a feeling of anger or displeasure about someone or something unfair


RESENTFUL Defined for Kids

resentful

adjective re·sent·ful \ ri-ˈzent-fəl \

Definition of resentful for Students

: full of angry displeasure
  • She's resentful at being treated like a baby.


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