resent

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French resentir (Modern ressentir), from re- + sentir (to feel)

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resent (third-person singular simple present resents, present participle resenting, simple past and past participle resented)

  1. To express or exhibit displeasure or indignation at (words or acts).
    • Bolingbroke
      The good prince King James [] bore dishonourably what he might have resented safely.
  2. To feel resentment.
    The bride greatly resented being left at the church.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 2, A Cuckoo in the Nest[1]:
      Mother very rightly resented the slightest hint of condescension. She considered that the exclusiveness of Peter's circle was due not to its distinction, but to the fact that it was an inner Babylon of prodigality and whoredom, [] .
  3. (obsolete) To be sensible of; to feel.
  4. (obsolete) In a positive sense, to take well; to receive with satisfaction.
    • Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)
      [] which makes the tragical ends of noble persons more favorably resented by compassionate readers.
  5. (obsolete) In a negative sense, to take ill; to consider as an injury or affront; to be indignant at.
  6. (obsolete) To recognize; to perceive, especially as if by smelling; -- associated in meaning with sent, the older spelling of scent to smell. See resent (intransitive verb).
    • Fuller
      This bird of prey resented a worse than earthly savour in the soul of Saul.
    • Fuller
      Our King Henry the Seventh quickly resented his drift.
  7. (obsolete) To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See resend.

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resent

  1. simple past tense and past participle of resend
    The package was resent, this time with the correct postage.

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