Resent Re*sent" (r?-z?nt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Resented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Resenting}.] [F. ressentir; L. pref. re- re- + sentire to feel. See {Sense}.] 1. To be sensible of; to feel; as: (a) In a good sense, to take well; to receive with satisfaction. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Which makes the tragical ends of noble persons more favorably resented by compassionate readers. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] (b) In a bad sense, to take ill; to consider as an injury or affront; to be indignant at. [1913 Webster]

2. To express or exhibit displeasure or indignation at, as by words or acts. [1913 Webster]

The good prince King James . . . bore dishonorably what he might have resented safely. --Bolingbroke. [1913 Webster]

3. To recognize; to perceive, especially as if by smelling; -- associated in meaning with sent, the older spelling of scent to smell. See {Resent}, v. i. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

This bird of prey resented a worse than earthly savor in the soul of Saul. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

Our King Henry the Seventh quickly resented his drift. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • resent — c.1600, from Fr. ressentir feel pain, regret, from O.Fr. resentir (13c.), from re , intensive prefix, + sentir to feel, from L. sentire (see SENSE (Cf. sense)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • resent — UK [rɪˈzent] / US verb [transitive] Word forms resent : present tense I/you/we/they resent he/she/it resents present participle resenting past tense resented past participle resented to experience angry unhappy feelings because you think you have …   English dictionary

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