Ressentiment Definition

A feeling of bitter anger or resentment together with a sense of frustration at being powerless to express this hostility overtly.
Webster's New World

Origin of Ressentiment

  • From the French ressentiment, in the second sense after the German Ressentiment. Compare resentment.

    From Wiktionary

  • French resentment from Old French ressentement from resentir to feel strongly resent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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