Resentment

Definition of Resentment

Re`sent´ment   Pronunciation: ~ment
n.1.The act of resenting.
2.The state of holding something in the mind as a subject of contemplation, or of being inclined to reflect upon something; a state of consciousness; conviction; feeling; impression.
He retains vivid resentments of the more solid morality.
- Dr. H. More.
It is a greater wonder that so many of them die, with so little resentment of their danger.
- Jer. Taylor.
3.In a good sense, satisfaction; gratitude.
The Council taking notice of the many good services performed by Mr. John Milton, . . . have thought fit to declare their resentment and good acceptance of the same.
- The Council Book (1651).
4.In a bad sense, strong displeasure; anger; hostility provoked by a wrong or injury experienced.
Resentment . . . is a deep, reflective displeasure against the conduct of the offender.
- Cogan.
Anger is like
A full-hot horse, who being allowed his way,
Self-mettle tires him.
- Shak.
Can heavently minds such high resentment show,
Or exercise their spite in human woe?
- Dryden.

Related Words

Faustianism, acrimony, agitation, anger, animosity, animus, annoyance, antagonism, antipathy, anxiety, cold comfort, disappointment, discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, disgruntlement, dissatisfaction, dissatisfiedness, divine discontent, dudgeon, enmity, envy, fury, grudge, hate, hostility, huff, ill humor, ill will, ire, irritation, jealousy, malice, malignancy, malignity, miff, peevishness, petulance, pique, provocation, querulousness, rebelliousness, restiveness, restlessness, snuff, sourness, spite, sulkiness, umbrage, uneasiness, unfulfillment, unhappiness, unpleasure, unsatisfaction, upset, vexation of spirit
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