ressentiment

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

Definition of ressentiment

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1941


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ressentiment

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noun res·sen·ti·ment \rə-säⁿ-tē-ˈmäⁿ\

Medical Definition of ressentiment

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

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