Synonyms and Antonyms of resentment
1 a lingering ill will towards a person for a real or imagined wrong if you continue to harbor resentment toward your father, you'll never be able to move on with your life Synonyms down [chiefly British], grievance, grudge, scoreRelated Words condemnation; 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
2 a painful awareness of another's possessions or advantages and a desire to have them too I don't have any resentment over my friend's luxurious house Synonyms covetousness, enviousness, green-eyed monster, invidiousness, jealousy, envyRelated Words animosity, enmity, hatred, ill will; malice, maliciousness, spitefulnessNear Antonyms benevolence, goodwill, kindness, sympathy
3 the feeling of being offended or resentful after a slight or indignity my resentment at being spoken to like I'm stupid Synonyms dudgeon, huff, miff, offense (or offence), peeve, pique, umbrageRelated Words aggravation, anger, annoyance, bother, botheration, discomfort, exasperation, frustration, grief, irritation, vexation; agitation, angriness, displeasure, distress, disturbance, indignation, irateness, ire, outrage, perturbation, upset; dander, temper; fit, pet, pouts, sulk(s), tantrum, tizzy; affront, barb, brickbat, dig, indignity, insult, put-down, slap, slight, slurNear Antonyms satisfaction; appeasement, mollification, pacification; contentment, delight, gratification, happiness, pleasure
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