Definitions for: Resent

[v] feel bitter or indignant about; "She resents being paid less than her co-workers"
[v] wish ill or allow unwillingly

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*sent" (r?-z?nt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Resented; p.
pr. & vb. n. Resenting.] [F. ressentir; L. pref. re- re- +
sentire to feel. See Sense.]
1. To be sensible of; to feel; as:
(a) In a good sense, to take well; to receive with
satisfaction. [Obs.]

Which makes the tragical ends of noble persons
more favorably resented by compassionate
readers. --Sir T.
(b) In a bad sense, to take ill; to consider as an injury
or affront; to be indignant at.

2. To express or exhibit displeasure or indignation at, as by
words or acts.

The good prince King James . . . bore dishonorably
what he might have resented safely. --Bolingbroke.

3. 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. [Obs.]

This bird of prey resented a worse than earthly
savor in the soul of Saul. --Fuller.

Our King Henry the Seventh quickly resented his
drift. --Fuller.

Re*sent", v. i.
1. To feel resentment. --Swift.

2. To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor. [Obs.]

The judicious prelate will prefer a drop of the
sincere milk of the word before vessels full of
traditionary pottage resenting of the wild gourd of
human invention. --Fuller.

Synonyms: begrudge

Antonyms: wish, wish well

See Also: dislike, grudge, stew

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