- the feeling of displeasure or indignation at some act, remark, person, etc., regarded as causing injury or insult.
Origin of resentment
Synonyms for resentment
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- anger, bitterness, or ill will
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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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