[ 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

First recorded in 1595–1605; from French ressentir “to feel (an emotion),” from Old French res(s)entir, equivalent to re- re- + sentir “to feel,” from Latin sentīre; see sense

Other words from resent

  • re·sent·ing·ly, adverb
  • re·sent·ive, adjective
  • un·re·sent·ed, adjective
  • un·re·sent·ing, adjective

Words that may be confused with resent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use resent in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for resent


/ (rɪˈzɛnt) /

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

Origin of resent

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

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