from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Full of, characterized by, or inclined to feel indignant ill will.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Inclined or apt to resent; full of resentment.
  • Synonyms Irascible, choleric, vindictive, ill-tempered. See anger.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Inclined to resent; easily provoked to anger; irritable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Inclined to resent, who tends to harbor resentment, when wronged.
  • adjective Harboring resentment, full of resentment, at a given moment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective full of or marked by resentment or indignant ill will


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resent +‎ -ful


  • Certainly each ‘batch’ of immigrants have faced a certain resentful group who arrived earlier, even if as early as those that crossed the land bridge 25,000 years ago.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Immigration: Costs and Benefits, in Liberty and Otherwise

  • Bad's reaction, at first resentful, is complicated.

    Superb Jeff Bridges strikes rich notes in 'Crazy Heart'

  • This economy is scary for everyone, and frightened people often become angry and resentful, which is a sure way to damage a career. Latest news

  • She claimed she paid her house cleaner 200 pesos per day, with a kind of resentful disdain as to why one would even consider such a measly wage.

    A decent wage.

  • However, the "resentful" Afghans picked off the column of men, women and children returning to the safety of India one by one in a series of attacks and ambushes.


  • What Frei omits from his report is the fact that an agreement for free passage of the defeated British army force had been agreed with the "resentful" Afghans before the trek began.


  • To a large number of people, the whole point of opposing the ruling class is to oppose ‘elitists’ who think that racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. are bad things- and a libertarian context, which after all historically has usually defended economic inequality and increasingly makes a nasty point of defending status inequality, can very easily encourage this kind of resentful poison.

    How not to choose the Treasury Secretary

  • What he seems to be offering "working - and middle-class white Americans" is to label them "resentful" rather than "misguided or even racist," in exchange for which they are expected to support an expansion of left-liberal social programs.

    Pulpit Bullies

  • I'm sure my post reads like I'm one of those black bloggers who is "resentful" of Packwood's success.

    Speaking of "Affirmative Action for White Guys"...

  • So even shows that I'd made a point to catch have gone by the wayside, and thus I find myself not remembering to catch them even on the rare quiet nights because I've fallen out of the habit, so I wind up utterly befuddled at Peter David's Buffy and Angel recaps... and I'm left feeling kind of resentful that I'm missing it all.

    Pen-Elayne on the Web


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