full of or marked by resentment.
- re·sent·ful·ly, adverb
- re·sent·ful·ness, noun
- un·re·sent·ful, adjective
- un·re·sent·ful·ly, adverb
- un·re·sent·ful·ness, noun
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How to use resentful in a sentence
The judge moved the case to nearby Lawrence County, where a jury, resentful of the fact that, according to prosecutor Paul Bumpus, “Maury County had dumped its dirty laundry on them,” acquitted 23 of the 25 suspects.America’s first post-World War II race riot led to the near-lynching of Thurgood Marshall | Chris Lamb | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
However, her tongue is getting sharper with age, and I am becoming more resentful — both of the way she treats me, and the fact that my husband ignores the outrageous behavior and demands that I do the same.Miss Manners: Get out of Dodge before the abusive mother-in-law visits | Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
I don’t begrudge others for getting theirs, but I’m jealous and it’s hard not to be resentful .
These types of feuds — right-wing performative outrage at alleged victimization by woke liberals — play well with the resentful ideologues that power the Republican Party.
The experience left her feeling resentful of others in the neighborhood who seemed not to be taking the threat of the virus seriously.
None of the artisans Hetflaisz spent time with were resentful of the artists whose visions they spend their days interpreting.
The first time she told me about the incident two months ago, she seemed resentful and bored, reciting it like a pledge.
Her resentful and unloving husband Edward Casubon, and the idealistic but impoverished Will Ladislaw.
And even those Millennials who are white, Christian, straight, and native-born are less resentful of people who are not.
I grew up and lived with a bitter and resentful mother due to the perceived loss of freedom and career from having children.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories | Harry Siegel | February 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Louis stood firm, though pale and respectful, before the resentful gaze of Elizabeth.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
In his fits of resentful sullenness, he hinted an intention of retiring from the Court.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
On the whole, Bud did not greatly disapprove of that; he was too actively resentful of his own mother-in-law.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
He had grown increasingly resentful of Thatcher's tone and manner, and was anxious to be rid of him.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
I happened last monday to offend Prissy, She retains her anger & seems peculiarly resentful!Journal and Letters of Philip Vickers Fithian: A Plantation Tutor of the Old Dominion, 1773-1774. | Philip Vickers Fithian
British Dictionary definitions for resentful
feeling or characterized by resentment
- resentfully, adverb
- resentfulness, noun
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