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resentment

[ ri-zent-muhnt ]
/ rɪˈzɛnt mənt /
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noun
the feeling of displeasure or indignation at some act, remark, person, etc., regarded as causing injury or insult.
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Origin of resentment

1610–20; <French ressentiment,Middle French resentiment, equivalent to resenti(r) to resent + -ment-ment

OTHER WORDS FROM resentment

self-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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