- Resentment is a feeling of anger due to a real or imagined injury or offense.
An example of resentment is how someone may feel about illegal immigrants working, while they are unemployed.
resentment definition by Webster's New World
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a feeling of displeasure and indignation, from a sense of being injured or offended
Origin: French ressentiment: see resent
resentment definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Indignation or ill will felt as a result of a real or imagined grievance. See Synonyms at anger.