Origin of resentFrench ressentir from Old French resentir from re-, again + sentir, to feel from Classical Latin sentire: see send
Lilly resents the attention given to her new baby sister from her parents.
An example of resent is the feeling an older brother feels about the amount of attention paid to a younger sibling.
transitive verbre·sent·ed, re·sent·ing, re·sents
Origin of resentFrench ressentir to feel (a sensation or emotion), resent from Old French resentir re- re- sentir to feel ( from Latin sentīre ; see sent- in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present resents, present participle resenting, simple past and past participle resented)
From Old French resentir (Modern ressentir), from re- + sentir (“to feel")
- Simple past tense and past participle of resend.
- The package was resent, this time with the correct postage.
- Did he resent everything he was pushed into?
- Maybe she would even begin to resent him for it.
- Did he resent the way she was taking over his dream?
- At first the House of Commons was disposed to resent the apparent neglect with which it was treated by being asked to accept a deputy as its leader in place of a Prime Minister who washimself an M.P.; and cries for "Lloyd George " were raised when Mr. Law rose to play the leader's part in the debate on the Address in 1917.
- Would he resent her money?