ressentiment

[French ruh-sahn-tee-mahn]
noun
1.
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.
2.
an oppressive awareness of the futility of trying to improve one's status in life or in society.

Origin:
1940–45; < French; see resentment

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