resentful

  • 1 Resentful — Re*sent ful ( f?l), a. Inclined to resent; easily provoked to anger; irritable. {Re*sent ful*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 resentful — I adjective acrimonious, angry, bitter, bristling, choleric, churlish, discontented, displeased, distrustful, embittered, envious, furious, galled, grouchy, grudging, grumpy, huffy, hurt, ill disposed, implacable, in a huff, in high dudgeon,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 resentful — 1650s, from RESENT (Cf. resent) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Resentfully; resentfulness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 resentful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling or expressing bitterness or indignation. DERIVATIVES resentfully adverb resentfulness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 resentful — [ri zent′fəl] adj. feeling or showing resentment resentfully adv. resentfulness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 resentful — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ become, grow, remain ▪ They grew bitter and resentful …

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  • 7 resentful — adj. 1) bitterly resentful 2) resentful about, at, of * * * [rɪ zentf(ə)l] at of bitterly resentful resentful about …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 resentful — [[t]rɪze̱ntfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are resentful, you feel resentment. At first I felt very resentful and angry about losing my job... He turned away in sullen, resentful silence. Syn: aggrieved, angry Derived words: resentfully ADV GRADED usu …

    English dictionary

  • 9 resentful — adjective Date: 1656 1. full of resentment ; inclined to resent < felt resentful of her success > 2. caused or marked by resentment < resentful anger > • resentfully adverb • resentfulness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 resentful — re|sent|ful [rıˈzentfəl] adj feeling angry and upset about something that you think is unfair = ↑bitter resentful of/about/at etc ▪ She felt resentful at not being promoted. >resentfully adv >resentfulness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 resentful — adjective feeling angry and upset about something that you think is unfair (+ of/at/about etc): His daughters became increasingly resentful of his authority. resentfully adverb resentfulness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 resentful — adjective constant criticism will make your partner feel resentful Syn: aggrieved, indignant, irritated, piqued, put out, in high dudgeon, dissatisfied, disgruntled, discontented, offended, bitter, jaundiced; envious, jealous; brooding; informal… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 resentful — resentfully, adv. resentfulness, n. /ri zent feuhl/, adj. full of or marked by resentment. [1645 55; RESENT + FUL] * * * …

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  • 14 resentful — adjective /ɹɪˈzɛntfəl/ Inclined to resent; full of or tending to harbor negative emotion; easily provoked to anger; irritable. See Also: resentment …

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  • 15 resentful — Synonyms and related words: acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous, acrimonious, aggravated, agitated, angry, annoyed, antagonistic, beefing, begrudging, bellyaching, bitching, bitter, bothered, browned off, bugged, burning …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 resentful — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Bitingly hostile: acrimonious, bitter, embittered, hard, rancorous, virulent. See ATTITUDE, LOVE …

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  • 17 resentful — re|sent|ful [ rı zentfl ] adjective feeling angry and unhappy because you think you have been treated unfairly or without enough respect ╾ re|sent|ful|ly adverb ╾ re|sent|ful|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 resentful — re sent·ful || rɪ zentfÊŠl adj. having a feeling of ill will, bitter, indignant, angry …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 resentful — adjective feeling or expressing bitterness or indignation. Derivatives resentfully adverb resentfulness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 resentful — a. Angry, irritable, irascible, choleric, revengeful, malignant …

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