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resentverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈzent/
C2 to ​feelangry 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   us   /-mənt/
C2 He ​feels/​harbours (a) ​deep resentment against/towards his ​parents for his ​miserablechildhood.
(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 ​treatedfairly: 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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