re|sent [ rı`zent ] verb transitive
to experience angry unhappy feelings because you think you have been treated unfairly or without enough respect:
The girls in the family resented all the attention that Peter was getting.
resent (someone) doing something: It's obvious that he resents being dropped from the team.
bitterly/deeply/strongly resent something: I deeply resent you implying that I would be involved in anything like that.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Resent — Re*sent (r? z?nt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Resented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Resenting}.] [F. ressentir; L. pref. re re + sentire to feel. See {Sense}.] 1. To be sensible of; to feel; as: (a) In a good sense, to take well; to receive with satisfaction.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Resent — Re*sent , v. i. 1. To feel resentment. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The judicious prelate will prefer a drop of the sincere milk of the word before vessels full of traditionary pottage… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resent — I verb be angry, be indignant, be insulted, be offended, be piqued, be provoked, be revengeful, be vengeful, be vexed, bear malice, bridle, bristle, chafe, dislike, express annoyance, express ill will, feel annoyance, feel displeasure, feel hurt …   Law dictionary

  • resent — c.1600, from Fr. ressentir feel pain, regret, from O.Fr. resentir (13c.), from re , intensive prefix, + sentir to feel, from L. sentire (see SENSE (Cf. sense)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • resent — [v] be angry about bear a grudge, begrudge, be in a huff*, be insulted, be offended by, be put off by*, be rubbed wrong way*, be vexed, dislike, feel bitter, feel sore*, frown at, get nose out of joint*, grudge, harbor a grudge*, have hard… …   New thesaurus

  • resent — ► VERB ▪ feel bitterness or indignation towards. ORIGIN originally in the sense «experience (an emotion or sensation)»: from obsolete French resentir, from sentir feel …   English terms dictionary

  • resent — [ri zent′] vt. [Fr ressentir < OFr resentir < re , again + sentir, to feel < L sentire: see SEND1] to feel or show displeasure and hurt or indignation at (some act, remark, etc.) or toward (a person), from a sense of being injured or… …   English World dictionary

  • resent — UK [rɪˈzent] / US verb [transitive] Word forms resent : present tense I/you/we/they resent he/she/it resents present participle resenting past tense resented past participle resented to experience angry unhappy feelings because you think you have …   English dictionary

  • resent — v. 1) to resent bitterly, strongly 2) (G) she resents having to wait 3) (J) we resent him being the center of attraction 4) (K) we resented his being the center of attraction * * * [rɪ zent] strongly (G) she resents having to wait (J) we resent… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • resent — 01. He always [resented] his parents for forcing him to go to church every Sunday. 02. My daughter seemed to [resent] her younger brother when he was first born because up until that time, she had always been the center of attention. 03. I really …   Grammatical examples in English

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