resentment

  • 1 Resentment — (also called rancour, or ranklement) is an emotion of anger or bitterness felt repeatedly, as a result of a real, or imagined, wrong done. Robert C. Solomon, a professor of continental philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, places… …

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  • 2 Resentment — Re*sent ment ( ment), n. [F. ressentiment.] 1. The act of resenting. [1913 Webster] 2. 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; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 resentment — (n.) 1610s, from Fr. ressentiment (16c.), from ressentir (see RESENT (Cf. resent)). Ridicule often parries resentment, but resentment never yet parried ridicule. [Walter Savage Landor, Imaginary Conversations ] …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 resentment — I noun acrimony, affront, anger, animosity, animus, antagonism, bile, bitterness, choler, dander, disaffection, discontent, displeasure, dissatisfaction, dudgeon, enmity, envy, fury, gall, grudge, hatred, huff, ill will, indignation, ira, ire,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 resentment — *offense, umbrage, pique, dudgeon, huff Analogous words: rancor, animus, animosity, antipathy, antagonism (see ENMITY): ill will, spite, *malice, malignity, malignancy …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 resentment — [n] hate, anger acerbity, acrimony, animosity, animus, annoyance, antagonism, bad feeling, bitterness, choler, cynicism, displeasure, dudgeon, exacerbation, exasperation, fog, fury, grudge, huff, hurt, ill feeling, ill will, indignation, ire,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 resentment — ► NOUN ▪ bitterness; indignation …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 resentment — [ri zent′mənt] n. [Fr ressentiment: see RESENT] a feeling of displeasure and indignation, from a sense of being injured or offended SYN. OFFENSE …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 resentment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bitter, considerable, deep, deep seated, great, lingering, seething, smouldering/smoldering ▪ growing …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 resentment — n. 1) to arouse, stir up resentment 2) to bear, feel, harbor resentment 3) to express, voice resentment 4) bitter, deep, profound, sullen resentment 5) resentment about; against; at, towards 6) resentment that + clause (they felt resentment that… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 Resentment — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Resentment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 resentment resentment displeasure animosity anger wrath indignation Sgm: N 1 exasperation exasperation bitter resentment wrathful indignation GRP: N 2 Sgm: N …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 resentment — re|sent|ment [rıˈzentmənt] n [U] a feeling of anger because something has happened that you think is unfair = ↑bitterness resentment at/against/of etc ▪ She was filled with deep resentment at being passed over for promotion. feel/harbour/bear… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 resentment — re|sent|ment [ rı zentmənt ] noun uncount an angry unhappy feeling you have when you think you have been treated unfairly or without enough respect: His promotion caused widespread resentment among the other lawyers. resentment at/about/over:… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 resentment — [[t]rɪze̱ntmənt[/t]] resentments N UNCOUNT: also N in pl Resentment is bitterness and anger that someone feels about something. She expressed resentment at being interviewed by a social worker... But the problems of inflation and unemployment… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 resentment — UK [rɪˈzentmənt] / US noun [uncountable] an angry unhappy feeling that you have when you think you have been treated unfairly or without enough respect His promotion caused widespread resentment among the other lawyers. resentment at/about/over:… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 resentment — noun A feeling of anger or displeasure stemming from belief that others have engaged in wrongdoing or mistreatment; indignation. Amongst the most violent against him was Mrs. Bennet, whose dislike of his general behaviour was sharpened into… …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 resentment — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Feeling of having been affronted Nouns 1. resentment, displeasure, animosity, anger, wrath, indignation, exasperation; pique, umbrage, huff, miff, soreness, dudgeon, acerbity, virulence, bitterness,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 resentment — noun the lingering Korean resentment of Japanese rule Syn: bitterness, indignation, irritation, pique, dissatisfaction, disgruntlement, discontentment, discontent, resentfulness, bad feelings, hard feelings, ill will, acrimony, rancor, animosity …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 resentment — [rɪˈzentmənt] noun [U] an angry feeling that you have when you think that you have been treated unfairly The decision caused a lot of resentment among the staff.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 resentment — noun Date: 1619 a feeling of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will at something regarded as a wrong, insult, or injury Synonyms: see offense …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


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