Definition of resent verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

resent

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈzent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzent//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they resent
BrE BrE//rɪˈzent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzent//
 
he / she / it resents
BrE BrE//rɪˈzents//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzents//
 
past simple resented
BrE BrE//rɪˈzentɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzentɪd//
 
past participle resented
BrE BrE//rɪˈzentɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzentɪd//
 
-ing form resenting
BrE BrE//rɪˈzentɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzentɪŋ//
 
Anger
 
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to 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. (formal) She resented his making all the decisions. See related entries: Anger Word Origin late 16th cent.: from obsolete French resentir, from re- (expressing intensive force) + sentir ‘feel’ (from Latin sentire). The early sense was ‘experience an emotion or sensation’, later ‘feel deeply’, giving rise to ‘feel aggrieved by’.Extra examples He bitterly resented being treated like a child. I resent the implication that I don’t care about my father. I resent the insinuation that I’m only interested in the money. She deeply resented the fact that her husband had been so successful.
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