To resent something is to feel anger or bitterness toward it. You might resent someone who has treated you poorly.

To resent is a strong, negative feeling. You may resent the accusation that you were stealing cookies, or when a teacher yelled at you for whispering, even though everyone else was too. You might resent a friend who has more money or friends than you. Lots of people resent celebrities because they're famous and wealthy. If your friend borrowed a sweater and didn’t return it, you would probably resent it. Resenting is the opposite of being grateful.

Definitions of resent

v feel bitter or indignant about

“She resents being paid less than her co-workers”
grudge, stew
bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings
Type of:
have or feel a dislike or distaste for

v wish ill or allow unwillingly

wish, wish well
feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of

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