• WordNet 3.6
    • v resent feel bitter or indignant about "She resents being paid less than her co-workers"
    • v resent wish ill or allow unwillingly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Resent In a bad sense, to take ill; to consider as an injury or affront; to be indignant at.
    • Resent In a good sense, to take well; to receive with satisfaction.
    • Resent To be sensible of; to feel
    • Resent 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."
    • Resent To feel resentment.
    • Resent To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor. "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."
    • Resent 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. "This bird of prey resented a worse than earthly savor in the soul of Saul.""Our King Henry the Seventh quickly resented his drift."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • resent To perceive by the senses; have a keen or strong sense, perception, or feeling of; be affected by.
    • resent Hence. specifically
    • resent To scent; perceive by the sense of smell.
    • resent To give the odor of; present to the sense of smell.
    • resent To have a certain sense or feeling at something; take well or ill; have satisfaction from or regret for.
    • resent To take ill; consider as an injury or affront; be in some degree angry or provoked at; hence, also, to show anger by words or acts.
    • resent To bear; endure.
    • resent Synonyms See anger.
    • resent To have a, certain flavor; savor.
    • resent To feel resentment; be indignant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Resent rē-zent′ to take ill: to consider as an injury or affront: to be indignant at: to express indignation: to have a strong perception of: to perceive by the sense of smell—v.i. to be indignant
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    “Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquillity -- instead of anger and resentment”
  • Buddha
    “Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.”
  • Charles Churchill
    Charles Churchill
    “Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.”
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    “It is strange that we do not temper our resentment of criticism with a thought for our many faults which have escaped us.”
  • Adam Smith
    “Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. ressentir,; L. pref. re-, re- + sentire, to feel. See Sense
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. resentir, ressentir—L. re-, in return, sentīre, to feel.


In literature:

Mabel perhaps resented the extra work it entailed on him, for she loved Dick with the whole force of her self-restrained heart.
"To Love" by Margaret Peterson
They too, fetched and carried, but they did not seem to resent it.
"The Backwash of War" by Ellen N. La Motte
The treaty of 1814 was repudiated by many of the Creeks, who resented the new settlements of the whites.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Miss Benham felt resentment; a slight color stained her cheeks.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Miss Pinckney resented this casual treatment.
"The Ghost Girl" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
Mr. Farnshaw resented the new circular.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
The thought of Clare, betrayed, persisted in Gordon's mind, battling with his surging temper, his unreasoning resentment.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
She raised her eyes and lowered them again with a sort of insolence, as though to show her resentment of the fact that he addressed her at all.
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Besides, he resented the quiet assurance of the newcomer.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
Repentance gave place to resentment.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

In poetry:

Grow old and sigh,
Grudge and withhold,
Resent and scold?…
Not you and I?
We shall surely die!
"We Shall Surely Die" by William Ernest Henley
Yet some you hardly would forgive
Who did you much less wrong
Once: but resentment should not live
Too long.
"Adieux à Marie Stuart" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Yet if the passions storm'd his soul,
By jealousy led on;
The fierce resentment scorn'd control,
And bore his virtues down.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
I fear no ill, resent no wrong;
Nor feel a passion move,
When malice whets her slanderous tongue;
Such patience is in love.
"Love Increased" by William Cowper
X. Oh! then speed thy return, and thy sweet cure receive,
Which affection and friendship present,
From her who by pity was taught to forgive,
And who feels , where she ought to resent.
"The Swan Quill" by Sydney Owenson
Resentment, anger, tears, a pain now fierce, now muffled -
I'm wounded, stung, and yet I love… He is
All of my life, but I… I do not live - I suffer…
How bitter is existence such as this!
"Say Not He Loves Me" by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

In news:

Such racial resentments had stronger effects on candidate choice than in any other recent presidential election.
Streets of resentment and fear.
White Resentment , Obama, and Appalachia.
Times' Pulitzers Create 'Legend' and Resentment .
One of the most challenging (and least discussed) aspects of business is the resentment that comes during negotations and dealmaking.
'Wilfred' recap: building ' Resentment '.
The first one, for example, is this: "I resent any special considerations that African Americans receive because it's unfair to other Americans".
When Love And Resentment Collide.
Ford's success stirs UAW resentment .
But those same achievements are stirring resentment among many of its factory workers.
In next week's post I'll share some specific techniques for getting over resentments and moving on.
Resentment and Reality TV (With Tonight's "Survivor").
"The greatest single cause for people to fall off the wagon is resentment ," he said.
In wake of Ryan pick, Obama camp stokes class resentment .
'No Resentment ' After Benching.

In science:

Here, we report our resent progress in understanding mass-loss process of AGB stars, as well as the consequence, i.e. the importance of AGB stars on the chemical evolution of galaxies, using the Spitzer Space Telescope (SST; Werner et al. 2004).
Revealing infrared populations of nearby galaxies using the Spitzer Space Telescope
In Section 2, we briefly p resent the main conceptual and computational tools needed to restore quantum coherence by means of a quantum feedback control scheme.
Quantum information reclaiming after amplitude damping
This finding is corroborated by resent results from ALICE which indicate an even lower Tkin than observed at top RHIC energies .
Is there Life after Hadronization? An Experimental Overview
Rxk,p (x(cid:48) resents the angle between vectors a and b.
A goodness-of-fit test for the functional linear model with scalar response
Figure 9: Construction of the induced guard. resents the set of the valuations over {x, y} satisfying the guard r (cid:48) = 0 < y < 1 and the dashed area represents the relation C = 0 < x − y < 1.
Off-line test selection with test purposes for non-deterministic timed automata