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resentment

[ri-zent-muh nt] /rɪˈzɛnt mənt/
noun
1.
the feeling of displeasure or indignation at some act, remark, person, etc., regarded as causing injury or insult.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < French ressentiment, Middle French resentiment, equivalent to resenti(r) to resent + -ment -ment
Related forms
self-resentment, noun
Synonyms
dudgeon, pique, irritation, envy, jealousy.
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  • As a manager, you can't let such resentments fester and build.
  • Almost at once, he projects his insecurities and resentments.
  • Old resentments swamp any possibilities for empathy.
  • It is, however, spent building up factions and petty resentments over past arguments.
  • Underneath the questions of taxing and spending are deep resentments and fears spawned by the end of the industrial age.
  • They show that there are causes and resentments that lie beyond the boundaries of a carefully managed national consensus.
  • Whatever resentments he harbored toward commercial interests, he needed to take a crack at that prize.
  • So their obsessions and their resentments have seeped into the debate, even among those who would never vote for them.
  • Its champions often seem wild-eyed or romantic, or driven by old resentments, or detached from economic reality.
  • Since then the council has given up spending on particular areas for fear of fuelling these resentments.
Word Origin and History for resentments

resentment

n.

1610s, from French ressentiment (16c.), verbal noun from ressentir (see resent).

"Ridicule often parries resentment, but resentment never yet parried ridicule." [Walter Savage Landor, "Imaginary Conversations"]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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