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English definition of “resentful”


adjective     /rɪˈzentfəl/
angry and upset about a situation that you think is unfair : He was bitterly resentful of his brother's success .Angry and displeasedBad-tempered
resentfully adverb resentfulness noun [U]
(Definition of resentful adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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