resentment

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n resentment a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Resentment In a bad sense, strong displeasure; anger; hostility provoked by a wrong or injury experienced. "Resentment . . . is a deep, reflective displeasure against the conduct of the offender.""Anger is like A full-hot horse, who being allowed his way,
      Self-mettle tires him."
      "Can heavently minds such high resentment show,
      Or exercise their spite in human woe?"
    • Resentment In a good sense, satisfaction; gratitude. "The Council taking notice of the many good services performed by Mr. John Milton, . . . have thought fit to declare their resentment and good acceptance of the same."
    • Resentment The act of resenting.
    • Resentment 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. "He retains vivid resentments of the more solid morality.""It is a greater wonder that so many of them die, with so little resentment of their danger."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n resentment The state of feeling or perceiving; strong or clear sensation, feeling, or perception; conviction; impression.
    • n resentment The sense of what is done to one, whether good or evil. A strong perception of good; gratitude.
    • n resentment A deep sense of injury; the excitement of passion which proceeds from a sense of wrong offered to one's self or one's kindred or friends; strong displeasure; anger.
    • n resentment Synonyms Vexation, Indignation (see anger), irritation, rankling, grudge, heart-burning, animosity, vindictiveness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Resentment the act of resenting: displeasure: anger
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquillity -- instead of anger and resentment”
  • Buddha
    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.”
  • Bernard Berkowitz
    Bernard Berkowitz
    “It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn't, and when it does, we may well reject it.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “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.”
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    “'He insulted me, he cheated me, he beat me, he robbed me' -- those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. ressentiment,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. resentir, ressentir—L. re-, in return, sentīre, to feel.

Usage

In literature:

Justifies her friends for resenting them; and condemns herself for corresponding with him at first.
"Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
He strongly resented the sacrifice, though he could not deny that there was dire need for it.
"Rosa Mundi and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Had she really thought he pitied her she would have bitterly resented it.
"In Old Kentucky" by Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
We don't resent their progressiveness.
"Truxton King" by George Barr McCutcheon
Most of the Departments of France resented this violence and took up arms.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
Isabella resented Philip's reproaches for her sympathy with Charles.
"Charles the Bold" by Ruth Putnam
It occurred to her almost resentfully that love was not always an unmixed delight.
"Life and Gabriella" by Ellen Glasgow
Meanwhile the passionate resentment felt by the Greeks had dragged the Government of King George into war with Turkey (April 18, 1897).
"The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
Of two disagreeables wise women choose the lesser, but they remain resentful.
"Christopher and Columbus" by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
I resented it, resented myself, my state, life.
"Twelve Men" by Theodore Dreiser
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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
The Chief retires, the Crowd the Challenge hear,
And proudly-swelling, yet perplex'd appear,
Much they resent, yet much their Monarch blame,
Who rising, spoke to clear his tainted Fame.
"Homer's Battle Of The Frogs And Mice. Book II" by Thomas Parnell
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
The pride I trampled is now my scathe,
For it tramples me again.
The old resentment lasts like death,
For you love, yet you refrain.
I break my heart on your hard unfaith,
And I break my heart in vain.
"To: W A" by William Ernest Henley
Their visits I at heart resent;
The half-read volume haunts my thought;
The urgent note remains unsent;
The verse, unfinished, comes to naught;
And all because, on some pretence,
They waste their time at my expense.
"My Bores" by John Lawson Stoddard
"Tell him, I lived and fought
For my nation and had not
A thought but for their good on resentment for their wrong,
Nor ever wished to have
Any gift the pale-face gave
Nor learned a single word of the fatal pale-face tongue
"Tecumthe" by Nora Pembroke

In news:

Huey Long shows how it's done by tickling voters' sense of resentment, fear, envy, righteousness, and humor.
The Baltics are growing after austerity—and they resent Mediterranean bail-outs.
Private-sector workers seem likely to notice and resent the disparity.
Most people here do not understand why and many resent it.
It would be easy to resent Garten: the successful Hamptons specialty food store, three previous cookbooks—one a New York Times bestseller—her own series on the Food Network and an apartment on the Left Bank all invite envy.
"I'm resentful that we have the question of a state takeover," said Mrs Bey, who has three children who attended Shabazz.
If you resent the rich, occupy the Capitol.
Race & Resentment on the Right.
There's not a trace of resentment from Terry, who is averaging 7.5 yards per carry this season.
Judge resentences Pa. Caretaker to 75-150 years.
Parental Resentment Toward A Self- Centered Adolescent.
When parents resent their teenager, the relationship may be out of balance.
If there's one thing that I've learned, it's that a lot of people resent it when "young" people say "Boy, do I feel old.
Brooke offered comfort to Bill, whose grief over Katie's abandonment began to turn into anger and resentment.
What's more, I never resented Jean's earning ability.
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In science:

In case of failure the packet can be resent (O(n log2 n) times) to boost the success probability close to 1.
Quantum Random Walks Hit Exponentially Faster
While previous studies concentrated mainly on disordered systems, the resent experiments by Shkunov et al demonstrated random lasing peaks associated with the bandgap in partially ordered system.
A study of random laser modes in disordered photonic crystals
Let GD(Σ ) rep resent all generalized disjunctive paraconsistent relatios over the scheme Σ .
An Extended Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Disjunctive Information
At the same time, however, the check script automatically flags those images for transfer, causing them to be resent by the transfer script, which runs throughout the day.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
One should observe that each random bit defining the key sequence is once sent as a message by A (or B) and then resent as a key (encoding information) from B (or A) to A (or B).
Secure sharing of random bits over the Internet
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