Definitions of resentment

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. In a good sense, satisfaction; gratitude. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. In a bad sense, strong displeasure; anger; hostility provoked by a wrong or injury experienced. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Strong anger or displeasure because of a wrong; deep sense of injury with a feeling of ill will. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The act of resenting: displeasure: anger: indignation: wrath. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Indignation; displeasure at injury. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A deep sense of injury or the indignation excited by it; anger. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The feeling of anger or irritation caused by a deep sense of injury or insult; anger; prolonged anger. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for resentment

  1. I knew then that you had suffered much and also that for long, long years you had been full of grief and resentment – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  2. " No, they never shoot anybody but a rustler, the way the world hears of it," said he, in resentment – The Rustler of Wind River by G. W. Ogden