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resent

[ri-zent]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to feel or show displeasure or indignation at (a person, act, remark, etc.) from a sense of injury or insult.

Origin of resent

1595–1605; < French ressentir to be angry < Old French resentir, equivalent to re- re- + sentir to feel < Latin sentīre; see sense
Related formsre·sent·ing·ly, adverbre·sent·ive, adjectiveun·re·sent·ed, adjectiveun·re·sent·ing, adjective
Can be confusedbegrudge regret resent (see synonym study at regret)

resend

[ree-send]
verb (used with object), re·sent, re·send·ing.
  1. to send again.
  2. to send back.

Origin of resend

First recorded in 1545–55; re- + send1
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Examples from the Web for resent

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Historical Examples

  • Not only do we drop the subject there, but we resent it if everyone else does not drop the subject there.

  • The mitigation of that horror they condemn, resent, and often ascribe to the devil.

  • He followed her, and, because they were old neighbors, she did not resent it when he put his hand on her shoulder.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • By all the wives that he held most sacred, he felt impelled to resent it.

  • She could not be blind to the mute adoration of his gaze; nor could she resent it.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance


British Dictionary definitions for resent

resent

verb
  1. (tr) to feel bitter, indignant, or aggrieved at

Word Origin

C17: from French ressentir, from re- + sentir to feel, from Latin sentīre to perceive; see sense
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Word Origin and History for resent

v.

"take (something) ill; be in some degree angry or provoked at," c.1600, from French ressentir "feel pain, regret," from Old French resentir "feel again, feel in turn" (13c.), from re-, intensive prefix, + sentir "to feel," from Latin sentire (see sense (n.)). Related: Resented; resenting.

resend

v.

1550s, from re- + send. Related: Resent; resending.

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