• IPA: /ɹiˈzɛnt/, /ɹɪˈzɛnt/

resent (resents, present participle resenting; past and past participle resented)

  1. (transitive) To feel resentment over; to consider as an affront.
    The bride greatly resented being left at the church.
  2. (transitive) To express displeasure or indignation at.
    • 1743, Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, Remarks on the History of England
      The good prince King James […] bore dishonourably what he might have resented safely.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To be sensible of; to feel.
  4. (transitive, obsolete) In a positive sense, to take well; to receive with satisfaction.
    • 1658, Thomas Browne, “(please specify a page number using )”, in Hydriotaphia, Urne-buriall, […] Together with The Garden of Cyrus, […], London: Printed for Hen[ry] Brome […], OCLC 48702491 ↗; reprinted as Hydriotaphia (The English Replicas), New York, N.Y.: Payson & Clarke Ltd., 1927, OCLC 78413388 ↗:
      […] which makes the tragical ends of noble persons more favorably resented by compassionate readers.
  5. (obsolete) To recognize; to perceive, especially as if by smelling; -- associated in meaning with sent, the older spelling of scent, to smell. See resent (intransitive verb).
    • 1642, Thomas Fuller, The Holy State and the Prophane State
      This bird of prey resented a worse than earthly savour in the soul of Saul.
    • Our King Henry the Seventh quickly resented his drift.
  6. (obsolete) To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor.
Translations Translations Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˌɹiːˈsɛnt/
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of resend
    The package was resent, this time with the correct postage.

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