resentment
noun Date: 1619 a feeling of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will at something regarded as a wrong, insult, or injury Synonyms: see offense

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  • Resentment — (also called rancour, or ranklement) is an emotion of anger or bitterness felt repeatedly, as a result of a real, or imagined, wrong done. Robert C. Solomon, a professor of continental philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, places… …   Wikipedia

  • Resentment — Re*sent ment ( ment), n. [F. ressentiment.] 1. The act of resenting. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of holding something in the mind as a subject of contemplation, or of being inclined to reflect upon something; a state of consciousness; conviction; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resentment — (n.) 1610s, from Fr. ressentiment (16c.), from ressentir (see RESENT (Cf. resent)). Ridicule often parries resentment, but resentment never yet parried ridicule. [Walter Savage Landor, Imaginary Conversations ] …   Etymology dictionary

  • resentment — I noun acrimony, affront, anger, animosity, animus, antagonism, bile, bitterness, choler, dander, disaffection, discontent, displeasure, dissatisfaction, dudgeon, enmity, envy, fury, gall, grudge, hatred, huff, ill will, indignation, ira, ire,… …   Law dictionary

  • resentment — *offense, umbrage, pique, dudgeon, huff Analogous words: rancor, animus, animosity, antipathy, antagonism (see ENMITY): ill will, spite, *malice, malignity, malignancy …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • resentment — [n] hate, anger acerbity, acrimony, animosity, animus, annoyance, antagonism, bad feeling, bitterness, choler, cynicism, displeasure, dudgeon, exacerbation, exasperation, fog, fury, grudge, huff, hurt, ill feeling, ill will, indignation, ire,… …   New thesaurus

  • resentment — ► NOUN ▪ bitterness; indignation …   English terms dictionary

  • resentment — [ri zent′mənt] n. [Fr ressentiment: see RESENT] a feeling of displeasure and indignation, from a sense of being injured or offended SYN. OFFENSE …   English World dictionary

  • resentment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bitter, considerable, deep, deep seated, great, lingering, seething, smouldering/smoldering ▪ growing …   Collocations dictionary

  • resentment — n. 1) to arouse, stir up resentment 2) to bear, feel, harbor resentment 3) to express, voice resentment 4) bitter, deep, profound, sullen resentment 5) resentment about; against; at, towards 6) resentment that + clause (they felt resentment that… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Resentment — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Resentment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 resentment resentment displeasure animosity anger wrath indignation Sgm: N 1 exasperation exasperation bitter resentment wrathful indignation GRP: N 2 Sgm: N …   English dictionary for students

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