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resentment

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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
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down [chiefly British], grievance, grudge, score

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2 a painful awareness of anotherʼs possessions or advantages and a desire to have them too

  • I donʼt have any resentment over my friendʼs luxurious house
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3 the feeling of being offended or resentful after a slight or indignity

  • my resentment at being spoken to like Iʼm stupid
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Synonym Discussion of resentment

offense, resentment, umbrage, pique, dudgeon, huff mean an emotional response to or an emotional state resulting from a slight or indignity. offense implies hurt displeasure.
    • takes deep offense at racial slurs
resentment suggests lasting indignation or ill will.
    • harbored a lifelong resentment of his brother
umbrage may suggest hurt pride, resentment, or suspicion of another's motives.
    • took umbrage at the offer of advice
pique applies to a transient feeling of wounded vanity.
    • in a pique I foolishly declined the invitation
dudgeon suggests an angry fit of indignation.
    • stormed out of the meeting in high dudgeon
huff implies a peevish short-lived spell of anger usually at a petty cause.
    • in a huff he slammed the door


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