[ ri-zent ]
/ rɪˈzɛnt /

verb (used with object)

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 forms

re·sent·ing·ly, adverbre·sent·ive, adjectiveun·re·sent·ed, adjectiveun·re·sent·ing, adjective

Can be confused

begrudge regret resent (see synonym study at regret)

Definition for resent (2 of 2)


[ ree-send ]
/ riˈsɛnd /

verb (used with object), re·sent, re·send·ing.

to send again.
to send back.

Origin of resend

First recorded in 1545–55; re- + send1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for resent


/ (rɪˈzɛnt) /


(tr) to feel bitter, indignant, or aggrieved at

Word Origin for resent

C17: from French ressentir, from re- + sentir to feel, from Latin sentīre to perceive; see sense
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