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resent

verb

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to have a resentful awareness of and desire for (another's possessions or advantages) or to feel resentment toward (someone) over possessions or advantages
  • a public prosecutor who resents the nice clothes, fancy car, and big house that his old law school classmate has
  • always resented her baby brother, whom her parents doted on

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The first known use of resent was in 1612

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“Resent.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/resent. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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