Resent - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈzent|  American pronunciation of the word resent
Brit.  |rɪˈzɛnt|  British pronunciation of the word resent

verb

- feel bitter or indignant about

She resents being paid less than her co-workers

- wish ill or allow unwillingly (syn: begrudge)

Examples

She resented being told what to do.

He resented his boss for making him work late.

She resents having to wait.

We resented him being the centre of attraction. / We resented his being the centre of attraction.

I resented having to work such long hours.

She bitterly resented his mother's influence over him.

Paul resented the fact that Carol didn't trust him.

She resents being paid less than her co-workers

He began to resent the compulsory attendance at the boring factory meetings.

...I resent the imputation that I'm nice to Grandmother because she has money....

I resent her insinuation that I can't do it without her help.

...having been brought up in a genteel family, she began to resent her fiancé's lowbred ways...

She was too magnanimous to resent all the things others had said to her.

We resent your insistence that the debt should be paid at once.

Small nations resent Western cultural imperialism.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: resent
he/she/it: resents
present participle: resenting
past tense: resented
past participle: resented
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