- to feel or show displeasure or indignation at (a person, act, remark, etc.) from a sense of injury or insult.
Origin of resent
- to send again.
- to send back.
Origin of resend
Examples from the Web for resent
Contemporary Examples of resent
Then you resent those who do still use power like the United States.Sunday Q&A: Josef Joffe on the Myth of American Decline
November 17, 2013
But Erdogan has succeeded by governing with a controlling style that many Turks are growing to resent.As Police Cede Taksim Square, Istanbul Remains On Edge
June 2, 2013
But that headline could have also easily lamented: Nurses Doubt Doctors Abilities, Resent Salaries.Nurse Practitioners Playing Doctor More Often
May 27, 2013
We cannot resent modernism and continue behaving in the culturally reactionary way we do now.More Conservative Denialism
February 27, 2013
They resent themselves and others and that resentment finds violent expression.South Africa Rallies Against Fatal Gang Rape
February 10, 2013
Historical Examples of resent
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.K
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
- (tr) to feel bitter, indignant, or aggrieved at
Word Origin for resent
Word Origin and History for resent
"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.