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Meaning of RESENT

Pronunciation:  ri'zent

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  feel bitter or indignant about; "She resents being paid less than her co-workers"
  2. [v]  wish ill or allow unwillingly

RESENT is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: begrudge
 Antonyms: wish, wish well
 See Also: dislike, grudge, stew



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.]
                 Which makes the tragical ends of noble persons
                 more favorably resented by compassionate
                 readers.                          --Sir T.
       (b) In a bad sense, to take ill; to consider as an injury
           or affront; to be indignant at.
    2. To express or exhibit displeasure or indignation at, as by
       words or acts.
             The good prince King James . . . bore dishonorably
             what he might have resented safely.   --Bolingbroke.
    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.]
             This bird of prey resented a worse than earthly
             savor in the soul of Saul.            --Fuller.
             Our King Henry the Seventh quickly resented his
             drift.                                --Fuller.
  2. \Re*sent"\, v. i.
    1. To feel resentment. --Swift.
    2. To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor. [Obs.]
             The judicious prelate will prefer a drop of the
             sincere milk of the word before vessels full of
             traditionary pottage resenting of the wild gourd of
             human invention.                      --Fuller.