resentment

[ ri-zent-muhnt ]
/ rɪˈzɛnt mənt /

noun

the feeling of displeasure or indignation at some act, remark, person, etc., regarded as causing injury or insult.

Origin of resentment

1610–20; < French ressentiment, Middle French resentiment, equivalent to resenti(r) to resent + -ment -ment
Related formsself-re·sent·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for resentment

resentment

/ (rɪˈzɛntmənt) /

noun

anger, bitterness, or ill will
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Word Origin and History for resentment

resentment


n.

1610s, from French ressentiment (16c.), verbal noun from ressentir (see resent).

"Ridicule often parries resentment, but resentment never yet parried ridicule." [Walter Savage Landor, "Imaginary Conversations"]
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