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English definition of “resent”

resent

verb [T]     /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.Becoming angry and expressing anger resentment     /-mənt/ noun [C or U] C2 He feels/harbours (a) deep resentment against/towards his parents for his miserable childhood.Anger and displeasure
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