- 1to feel bitter or angry about something, especially because you feel it is unfair resent something/somebody I deeply resented her criticism. The children resented the new woman in their father's life. resent doing something He bitterly resents being treated like a child. resent somebody doing something She resented him making all the decisions.
- 2(formal) She resented his making all the decisions.
NAmE//rɪˈzɛnt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they resent
he / she / it resents
past simple resented
-ing form resenting