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Resent Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

re·​sent ri-ˈzent 

transitive verb

: to feel or express annoyance or ill will at

resented the implication


  • begrudge
  • envy

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Example Sentences

She resented being told what to do. He resented his boss for making him work late.

Recent Examples on the Web Some Mastodon newcomers resent the warnings as an infringement on their free speech. David Meyer, Fortune, 28 Nov. 2022 However, without the proper preparation, the kids (of all ages) are inclined to see their parents’ new partners as interlopers and simply resent that they are being included in their holiday without knowing them well enough to attend. al, 13 Nov. 2022 There are many European wine regions where the locals resent outsiders buying estates and making wine. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 Erzberger cautions that if peace spurs more misery than war, the German people will resent it. Time, 2 Nov. 2022 Camila, who’d just finished first grade, couldn’t help but resent all the attention Caitlyne got, especially from their mother. John Woodrow Cox, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Oct. 2022 But in places such as Rose Hill — a decidedly unsexy, 1962 compound of brick buildings — loyal tenants like Mallman resent the post-pandemic jump. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2022 Others insist that busywork drains time for play, family and sleep, or causes kids to resent school. Stephanie H. Murray, The Week, 6 Sep. 2022 While Blatter is still locked in legal wrangles over charges of fraud, Qatari officials resent the accusations leveled at them. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1612, in the meaning defined above

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re·​sent ri-ˈzent 

: to feel or state annoyance or anger at

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/ rɪˈzɛnt /

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verb (used with object)

to feel or show displeasure or indignation at (a person, act, remark, etc.) from a sense of injury or insult.



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Origin of resent

First recorded in 1595–1605; from French ressentir “to feel (an emotion),” from Old French res(s)entir, equivalent to re- re- + sentir “to feel,” from Latin sentīre; see sense


re·sent·ing·ly, adverbre·sent·ive, adjectiveun·re·sent·ed, adjectiveun·re·sent·ing, adjective


begrudge, resent

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Words related to resent

dislike, begrudge, grudge, bear a grudge, take amiss, take exception, take offense, take umbrage

How to use resent in a sentence

  • Rebels, she says, might find daily push alert reminders annoying, and then resent the app for telling them what to do.

    Can habit-tracking apps help bring some routine back to our quarantine lives?|Nisha Chittal|January 1, 2021|Vox

  • So I really resented moving to Los Angeles because I was just stuck at home after school.

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  • This is purportedly the result of biological warfare on the part of a native intelligent species known as Spackle, who resented the arrival of the colonizers.

    Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland are hunted on distant planet in Chaos Walking trailer|Jennifer Ouellette|November 19, 2020|Ars Technica

  • At the Swiss Polytechnic, where he was now a student, his professors resented his intellectual arrogance, and had begun locking him out of the library out of spite.

    When Einstein Tilted at Windmills - Issue 93: Forerunners|Amanda Gefter|November 18, 2020|Nautilus

  • In practice, such requests usually lead to a longer discussion, which, if visible to George’s current employer, will be resented if he is being paid by the hour.

    Miss Manners: Handyman can’t do it all — at least not well|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|November 5, 2020|Washington Post

  • Carrie resented him for taking over and questioned his professionalism when he stabbed Brody in the hand during an interrogation.

    ‘Homeland’: The 7 Plot Points You Need to Remember for the Season 3 Premiere|Andrew Romano|September 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST

  • He probably resented the fact that they knew things about his life.

    The Mind of Leaker Edward Snowden: An Armchair Analysis|Christine Pelisek|June 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST

  • They sensed that they were being treated as props, not interlocutors, and they understandably resented it.

    What Rand Paul Should Have Done at Howard University|David Frum|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST

  • He is candid and believable, even admitting that he resented all the attention she got.

    Amanda Knox’s Ex Raffaele Sollecito Tells All in ‘Honor Bound’ Memoir|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST

  • Partly, Figes admits, it is because “foreign intellectuals lecturing [Russians] on how bad their history is are resented.”

    ‘Just Send Me Word’ by Orlando Figes: Life and Love in the Gulag|Owen Matthews|June 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST

  • For six days Mamma wept at intervals, and showed the woman in black all Punch's clothes—a liberty which Punch resented.

    Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling

  • His attitude was of course resented, and there was considerable feeling in Vienna against the French Embassy.

    Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison

  • She resented his sudden drop from his pedestal, for he looked sentimental and somewhat sheepish.

    Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton

  • Yet, while he resented fiercely, knowing this was all she had to offer now, he struggled at the same time to accept.

    The Wave|Algernon Blackwood

  • He might have resented this speech for Dr. Ashton's sake, in a happier moment, but resentment had been beaten out of him now.

    Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood

British Dictionary definitions for resent


/ (rɪˈzɛnt) /


(tr) to feel bitter, indignant, or aggrieved at

Word Origin for resent

C17: from French ressentir, from re- + sentir to feel, from Latin sentīre to perceive; see sense

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Meaning, Synonyms, Definition, Sentences. What is resentment

Or can we only resent when victims of violence look like us?

You can resent her, consider her an insult directed against the entire human race.

So it is not surprising that his Macedonian generals began to resent his dress and foreign customs.

We may agonize over this, become indignant, write angry letters to newspapers or members of parliament.

Probably, these are the only people who can be admired and resented at the same time.

Because of the time difference between Menlo Park and Delhi, Zuckerberg watched late at night at his headquarters as critics became increasingly outraged after the announcement.

The venomous fusion of neoconservative and neoliberal thinkers in Washington will continue to resent the supposedly formidable challenge to the liberal order.

No pro-Russian lobby with political connections will start to resent - it simply does not exist.

It is possible that those who come to the country now will also, in time, feel so German that they will resent the next wave of immigration.

Bolivia began to resent the treatment of its presidential jet over Europe, especially because it was not smuggling Snowden.

If he starts to resent, throw him out.

Michael was too modest to resent unflattering reviews.

The editor did not even think of scourging or indignant, rather he imagined that he was doing a courtesy.

And from the first minute he arrived, he never ceased to be indignant about the farm.

Becky scoffed venomously at Jane's sensitivity and kindness, and Jane, with her kindness and meekness, could not help but resent her daughter-in-law's callousness.

Are we ourselves such champions of mercy that we can resent the Martians who acted in the same spirit?

What was the use of being indignant and arguing with her foolish gullibility?

The twins approached Jack and began to resent something.

And then he just started yelling at the... Chicago cops.

Oh, Your Honor, I'm not sure whether I'm flattered or resenting the prosecution's suspicion of our malice and our... .

She pulled his head towards her and standing on her tiptoes, asked him not to be indignant before she dared to ask him this question.

You may be outraged, Miss Crouse, but I am forced to assume that the plaintiff has proven the likeness.

Drink better, it makes no sense to be indignant to no avail.

I'm not sure you have the right to be outraged right now, Piper.

So it is not surprising that his Macedonian generals began to resent his dress and foreign customs.

And if anyone starts to resent, remind them that we have two firearms and a bank robbery, and a murderer with a machine gun in his hands, and not far from schools where lessons are about to end.

The news of their engagement swept through the city like an explosion, unexpected and overwhelming, and even the most meek women began to ardently resent.

If they start to resent the sudden departure of the whole family, just say that we all need a little spontaneity in life.

He made Eileen laugh when, out of the blue, he began to resent the furnishings of her room.

This does not mean that I will not be indignant.

Try not to grieve for me or resent Gary.

And before you get angry again, I will say: Yes, we have a warrant.

Well, I don't have it, and before you start to resent

How can you not resent your husband's behavior?

In addition, he will jerk his hips, and yes, my grandmother will become indignant, burning at the same time with a thawing desire.

We tell people they're not good enough, and then we have the audacity to be outraged when they try to kill themselves.

She will be indignant even if she learns about the delay in her own death.

And if they are indignant, you will send Arthur and the guys to them.

A prominent man like me can get anyone who doesn't resent housework.

Where does it say that a white Irish Catholic police commissioner can't be as outraged as Hispanics?

Come on, why would Johnny be upset?

Sometimes you will resent and ask why you were even born.

This is her reward and we should not resent or fight it.

Resent the very work that inspired me and you were with it.

This makes people angry.

Should I hate you or resent you or forgive you?

What nonsense she didn't say - I just didn't know whether to resent me or laugh!

You will hate her, you will resent her, you will fight her until you give up.

I'm worried that you will come and resent me and my son.

I worked hard, days, weeks, without being at home, and she began to resent.

What brought you today, except for hyperhidrosis, and this is a real disease, by the way, if the wife is again indignant.

Citizens have resented this because they feel it is taking away jobs that rightfully belong to them and not to the prisoners who have committed horrendous crimes.

And now it's easy to see why many Iranians continue to resent this American meddling in their internal affairs.

And now it's easy to see why many Iranians continue to resent this American meddling in their internal affairs.

In 1960, the BSP began to resent its intelligence programs.

I can't be more indignant, the article is a great lie!

Therefore, many non-Chinese workers in the United States became resentful of Chinese workers who might force them out of their jobs.

The students begin to resent Stargirl's habit of rooting for both teams, which used to make her very popular.

When Van Alsteen insists that Virginia be examined by the school doctor, Virginia is at first dismayed and then resentful of what they did to the poppy.

However, residents of neighboring through roads may resent the potential increase in traffic and delay the process.

But the coup was a clear impediment to Iran's political development, and it's easy to see why many Iranians continue to resent this American intervention.

The two fought and made up constantly, but it was clear to Baez that New was beginning to resent her success and newfound local celebrity.

It was rumored that Pantazi ghika caressed Pitsirige, causing the latter to resent and thus reveal his true nature.

It was rumored that Pantazi ghika caressed Pitsirige, causing the latter to resent and thus reveal his true nature.

Churchill continued to resent the seeming passivity of Lucas.

Members of the government and the army began to resent Sihanouk's ruling style, as well as his bias away from the United States.

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Sentences with the word “outrage”

We found 80 sentences with the word “outrage”. Synonyms for "outrage" Meaning of the word. Characters. "to be indignant" is a morphemic analysis.

  • This does not mean being indifferent to certain currents, not being indignant with what is happening, not trying to understand it.
  • Everyone was upset, they began to resent , reproached the orderly.
  • begin to resent if they are put in their place.
  • This did not stop us from being indignant when the psychiatrists announced that they were of sound mind.
  • In the meantime, ill-wishers, of whom Valery had plenty even at the dawn of his professional path, do not cease to be indignant .
  • It was terribly insulting and seemed blasphemous, now you can resent as much as you like.
  • The little republic had no opportunity resent such a proposal.
  • He called two soldiers, they began to prepare machine guns in a crowd of citizens began to resent .
  • Moreover, do not resent and do not be offended.
  • At the same time, he is very nice and sweet, you just had to know his nature, not be surprised at anything in him, and not be indignant at anything .
  • The Council began to be indignant babbling something about dictatorship and lawlessness.
  • It would seem that he should have resent along with everyone: and they tried to deceive and mislead him by refusing their own words.
  • It never occurred to anyone to be indignant or to complain.
  • Is it possible not to be indignant at such rudeness and obscenity in the historian's speech?
  • When it later leaked out that I was Goering's favorite translator, I could not decide whether I should be proud of it or resent .
  • We began to resent , that they say, we'll just go together!
  • At the same time, Mikhail was at a loss: either he resent , or pretend that this is not about him.
  • Then people will be interested, will actively participate in the discussion, not resent those who organize such meetings.
  • We could only silently resent and prepare for the upcoming defense of the positions we occupied, in anticipation of the enemy's attempts to drive us out of them.
  • He will be 9 until the end of his days0428 resent such an unnatural, in his opinion, situation.
  • That is, when there were five of them and one guy started to resent for some reason, they could easily break him.
  • I immediately began to resent what had happened, and she quietly told me: “My mother just died.”
  • Ira and he, together with her, began to resent that I contributed to such a finale.
  • Takes a queue behind me, but after a few minutes starts resent a long wait.
  • He arrived almost at nine, but no one even thought to be indignant , because all this was not the main thing and because he nevertheless arrived.
  • Eto'o began to resent and was immediately sent to the locker room.
  • Hearing this, the old woman began to resent .
  • Very soon he began, without any hesitation , to resent and protest.
  • It didn't happen, he didn't risk it resent .
  • One should be indignant, Alyakrinsky continues, but there is nothing to be indignant .
  • When the director saw the finished version of the film, it was his turn to be indignant .
  • Journalism, to which Ernest devoted more and more time, in the coming year he will resent .
  • As soon as the organist (and it was Al Cooper) played the first chord, the audience began to furiously resent .
  • Like Mrs. Thatcher, who can be admired or resented , she accepted the world exactly as she saw it.
  • During Himmler's speech, the "Jewish liquor dealer" began to express his indignation loudly.
  • There is nothing to be indignant , there is nothing to curse the gods and throw violent accusations in their faces.
  • It seemed to him that it was I who was to blame for this stupidity and began to resent me .
  • Chukchi started stormily resent , not accepting the change with gestures, from oneself, saying: "Everything, everything."
  • I read the first four lines and began to resent their language, lack of thought, vulgarity.
  • But since it came directly from Stalin, it was scary to be indignant .
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  • The boys, having learned about this, immediately began to resent : “Ah, how is it ?!” And I jokingly, with pathos: "Play better, youth."
  • Simon and Garfunkel did not become indignant: they immediately got together again and released an album to this song.
  • Don't you dare be indignant in response to injustice.
  • Chicherin had only to resent and complain.
  • There was no time to be afraid, to resent , to hope and wait.
  • It was useless to argue with him or to be indignant , and in seconds I fell into a deep sleep.
  • Naturally, the people recognized him and started to be indignant : for what, they say, the artist was arrested?
  • As soon as he left, I began to resent loudly this trick.
  • There was something to resent : the irresponsibility of the "researcher" is really amazing.
  • And, living in those turbulent years, which are usually admired, then indignant , Likhachev does not remember the riots and everyday losses.
  • But soon the aunts began to shout, to be indignant , to quarrel with their mother.
  • But is not going to be surprised, nor gloat, much less be indignant about this.
  • Throughout the trip, Bruce continued to yell and resent .
  • The pilot began to complain that he could not take a second bear on board.
  • People are afraid to resent because they are all dependent.
  • I tried not to be indignant and did not speak publicly about the fact that I was actually not attracted to matches for the club.
  • That's also why it's not smart to resent something strongly.
  • Mom began to resent that this is unfair.
  • The Soviet Germans had, of course, something to resent.
  • The guys will endure, endure, and begin to resent .
  • Everything is clear to us, we can resent , be horrified, condemn.
  • When meeting with writers, he was not afraid to be indignant at mass arrests, and I woke up at night in horror that it would be our turn.
  • Upon learning of this, some of the fathers began to resent and say that it is necessary to take all the found gold to the monastery without any fuss or search.
  • All that was left was to shut up, bite your tongue, and silently resent .
  • They are not such unprincipled people to be indignant and congratulate at the same time.
  • The brain, accustomed to the jingle of padlocks, has accumulated enough differential signal to start resenting .
  • And, as the future will show, he will have good reasons to resent her professional success.
  • We are sitting and we are indignant that they are holding us, because for us this is already a passed stage.
  • I don't get annoyed, I don't lose my temper, I don't get angry and I don't get indignant if I foresaw the reaction in advance.
  • All are indignant that they talk a lot about you.
  • When Philip tried to be indignant, the head of the "ARS" laid siege to him, uttering the historical phrase: "What are you, son, resent ?
  • Volodya asks thoughtfully: “So what is this, a play about love?” I am indignant : "As you were, you remain a ballet eccentric. "
  • If we are indignant , then through this experience we are given a reminder and an incentive to strive still more, so that our gold would be purer, our work more perfect.
  • I am indignant I am terribly, but nothing helps and only destroys my health.
  • It often seems to us that in the theater of life there is something superfluous and harmful to us, and we indignant : unfair!
  • We resent the deed of the eastern ruler who built a pyramid of human heads.
  • You resent that I sleep with Cleopatra.
  • I am indignant , I say: “Why are you climbing?!” I rest the barrel on his belly, and then the bartender holds me by the elbow.
  • For example, an artist who resents the ambitiousness of another artist.
  • When I read the correspondence between Vladimir Mayakovsky and Lilya Brik, I often caught myself thinking that resent the behavior of this woman.

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