[French ruh-sahn-tee-mahn]
any cautious, defeatist, or cynical attitude based on the belief that the individual and human institutions exist in a hostile or indifferent universe or society.
an oppressive awareness of the futility of trying to improve one's status in life or in society.

1940–45; < French; see resentment Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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On the right, the collapse of governing coherence led to a campaign and a party of almost pure ressentiment.
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