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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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resentment
noun [C or U] uk   /rɪˈzent.mənt/ us   /rɪˈzent.mənt/
C2 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.
resentful
adjective us   /rɪˈzent·fəl/
Marshall was resentful that he had made almost nothing from his discovery.
resentment
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)
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