Examples of resentment in a Sentence
She bore bitter feelings of resentment toward her ex-husband.
He's filled with resentment at his boss.
He expressed his resentment of the new policies.
Recent Examples of resentment from the Web
But resentment is rising against the group, which represents only one third of the population.
Over the next three years, some of your closest relationships may be put to the test. Don’t be afraid to let go of dynamics that breed resentment, jealousy, or negative vibes.
The situation ensures resentment, and thus influences both the gubernatorial election and the general prospects of the state Democratic Party.
The sub-text of this kvetching is clear: How Monk, the 11th overall pick in June’s draft, is used has become the flashpoint for general resentment over the Hornets’ disappointing results.
For starters, some harbored resentment over his serving as the consolation prize when the Bulls failed to land the Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh that ended up with the Heat.
Islamist militants have managed to exploit ethnic and communal tensions as well as resentment over poverty and unemployment to gain support.
Authorities suppressed their protests, but resentment over high-level corruption, limits on political rights, and poor governance, has only grown.
There remains resentment over a goods and services tax introduced two years ago and consumer sentiment is well below the level deemed to show confidence.
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First Known Use of resentment
Synonymsdown [chiefly British], grievance, grudge, score
Related Wordscondemnation; offense (or offence), umbrage; complaint; dudgeon, huff, peeve, pique; despite, hatefulness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, meanness, nastiness, spite, spitefulness, spleen, venom, viciousness; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, enmity, hostility, rancor
Near Antonymsbenevolence, goodwill, kindness, sympathy
Synonym Discussion of resentment
- takes deep offense at racial slurs
- harbored a lifelong resentment of his brother
- took umbrage at the offer of advice
- in a pique I foolishly declined the invitation
- stormed out of the meeting in high dudgeon
- in a huff he slammed the door
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