ressentiment

noun res·sen·ti·ment \ rə-ˌsäⁿ-tē-ˈmäⁿ \

Definition of ressentiment

: deep-seated resentment, frustration, and hostility accompanied by a sense of being powerless to express these feelings directly

Origin and Etymology of ressentiment

French, resentment, from ressentir to resent, from Middle French resentir — more at resent


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ressentiment

noun res·sen·ti·ment \ rə-säⁿ-tē-ˈmäⁿ \

medical Definition of ressentiment

: deep-seated resentment, frustration, and hostility accompanied by a sense of being powerless to express these feelings directly

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