resent

verb
re·​sent | \ ri-ˈzent How to pronounce resent (audio) \
resented; resenting; resents

Essential Meaning of resent

: to be angry or upset about (someone or something that you think is unfair) I resent that remark. She resented being told what to do. He resented his boss for making him work late.

Full Definition of resent

transitive verb

: to feel or express annoyance or ill will at resented the implication

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Examples of resent in a Sentence

She resented being told what to do. He resented his boss for making him work late.
Recent Examples on the Web Jackson hurt, or otherwise unnecessarily added to Baltimore's injury woes elsewhere, or even claimed a Denver defender in some unfortunate pileup amid a scenario where losing players often resent being shown up. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 4 Oct. 2021 There is a small minority of Israelis who think the country is moving too quickly and resent being at the forefront of how to deal with Covid. Thomas Grove, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2021 Those that are always at the RV park are apt to resent the interlopers. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 Some health-care workers are starting to resent their patients—an emotion that feels taboo. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 16 July 2021 Bulbs resent drying out, even in summer dormancy, and should be planted as soon as they are received in late summer and early fall. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2021 In fact, Tahoe is looking at ways to lure more remote workers, although some residents resent the newcomers. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Sep. 2021 Children resent their parents for all sorts of reasons, some justified, some not. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 18 Aug. 2021 Children resent their parents for all sorts of reasons, some justified, some not. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 17 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of resent

1612, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for resent

Middle French resentir to be emotionally sensible of, from Old French, from re- + sentir to feel, from Latin sentire — more at sense

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20 Oct 2021

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“Resent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resent. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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resent

verb
re·​sent | \ ri-ˈzent How to pronounce resent (audio) \
resented; resenting

Kids Definition of resent

: to feel annoyance or anger at He resents his sister's laziness.

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