resentment

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noun re·sent·ment \ri-ˈzent-mənt\

Definition of resentment

  1. :  a feeling of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will at something regarded as a wrong, insult, or injury

Examples of resentment in a sentence

  1. She bore bitter feelings of resentment toward her ex-husband.

  2. He's filled with resentment at his boss.

  3. He expressed his resentment of the new policies.

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First Known Use of resentment

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Synonym Discussion of resentment

offense, resentment, umbrage, pique, dudgeon, huff mean an emotional response to or an emotional state resulting from a slight or indignity. offense implies hurt displeasure. takes deep offense at racial slurs resentment suggests lasting indignation or ill will. harbored a lifelong resentment of his brother umbrage may suggest hurt pride, resentment, or suspicion of another's motives. took umbrage at the offer of advice pique applies to a transient feeling of wounded vanity. in a pique I foolishly declined the invitation dudgeon suggests an angry fit of indignation. stormed out of the meeting in high dudgeon huff implies a peevish short-lived spell of anger usually at a petty cause. in a huff he slammed the door

RESENTMENT Defined for English Language Learners

resentment

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noun re·sent·ment \ri-ˈzent-mənt\

Definition of resentment for English Language Learners

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


RESENTMENT Defined for Kids

resentment

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noun re·sent·ment \ri-ˈzent-mənt\

Definition of resentment for Students

  1. :  a feeling of angry displeasure at a real or imagined wrong, insult, or injury



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