Meaning of “resent” in the English Dictionary

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resentverb [ T ]

uk /rɪˈzent/ us /rɪˈzent/

C2 to feel angry because you have been forced to accept someone or something that you do not like:

She bitterly resented her father's new wife.
[ + -ing verb ] He resents having to explain his work to other people.

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noun [ C or U ] uk /rɪˈzent.mənt/ us /rɪˈzent.mənt/


He feels/harbours (a) deep resentment against/towards his parents for his miserable childhood.

(Definition of “resent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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resentverb [ T ]

us /rɪˈzent/

to dislike or be angry at something or someone because you have been hurt or not treated fairly:

She resented being treated like a child.
adjective us /rɪˈzent·fəl/

Marshall was resentful that he had made almost nothing from his discovery.
noun [ U ] us /rɪˈzent·mənt/

There is some community resentment toward the school’s new policy.

(Definition of “resent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)