American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Indignation or ill will felt as a result of a real or imagined grievance. See Synonyms at anger.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of feeling or perceiving; strong or clear sensation, feeling, or perception; conviction; impression.
- n. The sense of what is done to one, whether good or evil. A strong perception of good; gratitude.
- n. A deep sense of injury; the excitement of passion which proceeds from a sense of wrong offered to one's self or one's kindred or friends; strong displeasure; anger.
- n. Synonyms Vexation, Indignation (see anger), irritation, rankling, grudge, heart-burning, animosity, vindictiveness.
- n. A feeling of anger or displeasure stemming from belief that one has been wronged by others or betrayed; indignation.
- n. obsolete The state of holding something in the mind as a subject of contemplation, or of being inclined to reflect upon it; feeling; impression.
- n. obsolete satisfaction; gratitude
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of resenting.
- n. obsolete The state of holding something in the mind as a subject of contemplation, or of being inclined to reflect upon something; a state of consciousness; conviction; feeling; impression.
- n. obsolete In a good sense, satisfaction; gratitude.
- n. In a bad sense, strong displeasure; anger; hostility provoked by a wrong or injury experienced.
- n. a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
- From French ressentiment, from ressentir (Wiktionary)
“I think the resentment is a significant thing to consider when you evaluate AA policies, but in the end I think that an America without any AA policies in some form is a worse-off America.”
“The ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) is hoping to cash in on what it calls resentment among people at the Tatas being forced to wind up the project here in Hooghly district due to sustained protests by farmers allied to the Trinamool Congress.”
“This kind of resentment is strange, to say the least, because despite the fact that the State of São Paulo has the biggest GDP and population in Brazil, and the most multiethnic and ‘transbrazilian’ metropolis in the country, only a small number of Presidents of Brazil have come from São Paulo.”
“There's a lot of resentment towards America in the rest of the world today, and "resentment" is putting it mildly.”
“But it also led to a certain resentment, over the course of 2008.”
“But he adds that resentment is high against foreigners, especially among the millions of unemployed South Africans who live in shacks without water or sanitation.”
“The resentment is palpable and vociferous and unlimited.”
“At the same time, resentment is brewing in nations like Sweden over a rising tide of Muslim immigrants and the reluctance of some to adopt local customs, testing the limits of tolerance in some of the world's most open-minded societies.”
“Keep talking after his face has pinched up in resentment and disgust, because you are RUINING his day and his BEER and his FUNNY.”
“Mr. Murphy says he hasn't experienced any resentment from the few residents on his estate who bought at the original price.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘resentment’.
A complete Barron's Wordlist for GRE preparation. Your online flashcard replacement.
things you may fall victim to.
goto things (good)
( randomness, events, situations, nouns )
How do approaching (or missed) deadlines make you feel?
Vocabulary building for my quest of GRE 2013
Got unknown words randomly
Words that have only one of the vowels. On this list I include only words with at least three vowels. When I first started the list, if a word had several forms, I generally listed only the one wit...
New word list
Looking for tweets for resentment.