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 Dictionary entry overview: What does resent mean? 

RESENT (verb)
  The verb RESENT has 2 senses:

1. feel bitter or indignant about
2. wish ill or allow unwillingly

  Familiarity information: RESENT used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

RESENT (verb)

Sense 1resent [BACK TO TOP]


Feel bitter or indignant about

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

She resents being paid less than her co-workers

Hypernyms (to "resent" is one way to...):

dislike (have or feel a dislike or distaste for)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "resent"):

grudge; stew (bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

Sam cannot resent Sue
Sam and Sue resent the movie

Sense 2resent [BACK TO TOP]


Wish ill or allow unwillingly

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling


begrudge; resent

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

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