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Definitions of resent

  1. To be sensible of; to feel Webster Dictionary DB
  2. In a good sense, to take well; to receive with satisfaction. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. In a bad sense, to take ill; to consider as an injury or affront; to be indignant at. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To recognize; to perceive, especially as if by smelling; - associated in meaning with sent, the older spelling of scent to smell. See Resent, v. i. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To consider as an injury or insult; to be angry because of; be indignant at. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. (orig.) To take well: to take ill: to consider as an injury or affront: to be indignant at: to express indignation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To feel or express indignation at. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To feel or show resentment at; be indignant at. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To feel resentment. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. feel bitter or indignant about; "She resents being paid less than her co-workers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To take ill; to consider as an injury or affront; to feel or express anger at. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Resently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for resent

  1. " Oh, certainly not," replied the Captain, who was inclined to resent Mr. Rae's attempts to school him in diplomacy. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  2. I rather resent his being on our side- I don't think he does us any good. – The Patrician by John Galsworthy
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