• IPA: /ɹɪˈzɛntmənt/


  1. A feeling of anger or displeasure stemming from belief that one has been wronged by others or betrayed; indignation.
    • 1812, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 3
      Amongst the most violent against him was Mrs. Bennet, whose dislike of his general behaviour was sharpened into particular resentment by his having slighted one of her daughters.
  2. (obsolete) The state of holding something in the mind as a subject of contemplation, or of being inclined to reflect upon it; 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.
  3. (obsolete) satisfaction; gratitude
    • 1651, The Council Book
      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.

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