Definition of resentment in English:

resentment

noun

  • Bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly.

    ‘his resentment at being demoted’
    ‘some people harbor resentments going back many years’
    • ‘There is much poverty and anguish in the world, and it breeds resentment and envy.’
    • ‘Economic and social insecurity fostered widespread popular resentment as people searched for scapegoats to explain their hardships.’
    • ‘Envy and resentment of other peoples' success is something that's liable to make me cross.’
    • ‘Tax amnesties inevitably give rise to resentment on the part of most law-abiding citizens.’
    • ‘She'd torment me in the usual ways, leading to a great deal of resentment on my part.’
    • ‘There is no anger or resentment, just an acknowledgment that the situation is different.’
    • ‘The lack of aid, bureaucratic indifference and outright corruption has fuelled widespread resentment and anger.’
    • ‘There was a lot of seething resentment, and a lot of hatred in the air.’
    • ‘And it was impossible not to pick up a hint of resentment in his voice.’
    • ‘In this situation we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment.’
    • ‘Already, its callous indifference to the plight of the local population is fuelling growing resentment.’
    • ‘Breeding enough birds became a large industry and the crops consumed by the birds caused bitter resentment.’
    • ‘This can inhibit communication and lead to unresolved resentment and bitterness.’
    • ‘Sonia harbors a deep resentment towards her father, which solidifies her relationship with her mother.’
    • ‘I wonder if their fear is really jealousy and resentment at the initiative of today's generation.’
    • ‘There is no reason to think she or her father harboured any resentment.’
    • ‘Holding grudges and resentment against others will only serve to limit your higher development.’
    • ‘In doing this, he exploited widespread public resentment of corruption and nepotism.’
    • ‘The grief would be intense and there would be feelings and anger and resentment.’
    • ‘As a customer, I am obviously outraged that she treats me with such seething resentment.’
    bitterness, indignation, irritation, pique, displeasure, dissatisfaction, disgruntlement, discontentment, discontent, resentfulness, bad feelings, hard feelings, ill feelings, acrimony, rancour, animosity, hostility, jaundice, antipathy, antagonism, enmity, hatred, hate
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Origin

Early 17th century: from Italian risentimento or French ressentiment, from obsolete French resentir (see resent).

Pronunciation

resentment

/rəˈzɛntmənt//rəˈzentmənt/