resent

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹiˈzɛnt/, /ɹɪˈzɛnt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To feel resentment over; to consider as an affront.
    The bride greatly resented being left at the church.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 2, in 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, [] .
  2. (transitive) To express displeasure or indignation at.
    • (Can we date this quote by Bolingbroke and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The good prince King James [] bore dishonourably what he might have resented safely.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To be sensible of; to feel.
  4. (transitive, obsolete) In a positive sense, to take well; to receive with satisfaction.
    • (Can we date this quote by Sir Thomas Browne and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      [] which makes the tragical ends of noble persons more favorably resented by compassionate readers.
  5. (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).
    • (Can we date this quote by Fuller and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      This bird of prey resented a worse than earthly savour in the soul of Saul.
    • (Can we date this quote by Fuller and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Our King Henry the Seventh quickly resented his drift.
  6. (obsolete) To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See resend.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

resent

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

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