- 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.
a feeling of displeasure and indignation, from a sense of being injured or offended
Origin of resentmentFrench ressentiment: see resent
Indignation or ill will stemming from a feeling of having been wronged or offended. See Synonyms at anger.
(countable and uncountable, plural resentments)