Origin of resentmentFrench ressentiment: see resent
Ben felt resentment toward his friends because they ate pizza in front of him when they knew he was trying to cut weight for the wrestling team.
An example of resentment is how someone may feel about illegal immigrants working, while they are unemployed.
(countable and uncountable, plural resentments)
- Women looked at her in resentment as she pushed her way through.
- The royal power, however, can only pardon when private resentment is appeased.
- There was great resentment throughout Italy, and in answer to the popes request Charles Albert declared that he was with him in everything, while from South America Giuseppe Garibaldi wrote to offer his services to Hi~ Holiness.
- She withdrew from the king's society, and in spite of Clarendon's attempts to moderate her resentment, declared she would return to Portugal rather than consent to a base compliance.
- The Holy See, much dependent at that time on its Swiss mercenaries in the pursuit of its secular ends, expressed no resentment on this occasion.