[ri-zent-fuh l]


full of or marked by resentment.

Origin of resentful

First recorded in 1645–55; resent + -ful
Related formsre·sent·ful·ly, adverbre·sent·ful·ness, nounun·re·sent·ful, adjectiveun·re·sent·ful·ly, adverbun·re·sent·ful·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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feeling or characterized by resentment
Derived Formsresentfully, adverbresentfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for resentful

1650s, from resent + -ful. Related: Resentfully; resentfulness.

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