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Verb (transitive)


Verb resent has 2 senses


resentv. t. [F. ressentir; L. pref. re- re- + sentire to feel. See Sense.].
  •  To be sensible of; to feel  [1913 Webster]
    "Which makes the tragical ends of noble persons more favorably resented by compassionate readers."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To express or exhibit displeasure or indignation at, as by words or acts.  [1913 Webster]
    "The good prince King James . . . bore dishonorably what he might have resented safely."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To recognize; to perceive, especially as if by smelling; -- associated in meaning with sent, the older spelling of scent to smell. See Resent, v. i.  [1913 Webster]
    "This bird of prey resented a worse than earthly savor in the soul of Saul."  [1913 Webster]
    "Our King Henry the Seventh quickly resented his drift."  [1913 Webster]
resentv. i. 
  •  To feel resentment.  Swift.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor.  [1913 Webster]
    "The judicious prelate will prefer a drop of the sincere milk of the word before vessels full of traditionary pottage resenting of the wild gourd of human invention."  [1913 Webster]


resent, v.tr. show or feel indignation at; be aggrieved by (a circumstance, action, or person) (we resent being patronized).

obs. F resentir (as RE-, L sentire feel)




VB resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception, take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon, ne pas entendre raillerie, breathe revenge, cut up rough, fly into a rage, fall into a rage, get into a rage, fly into a passion, bridle up, bristle up, froth up, fire up, flare up, open the vials of one's wrath, pour out the vials of one's wrath, pout, knit the brow, frown, scowl, lower, snarl, growl, gnarl, gnash, snap, redden, color, look black, look black as thunder, look daggers, bite one's thumb, show one's teeth, grind one's teeth, champ the bit, champ at the bit, chafe, mantle, fume, kindle, fly out, take fire, boil, boil over, boil with indignation, boil with rage, rage, storm, foam, vent one's rage, vent one's spleen, lose one's temper, stand on one's hind legs, stamp the foot, stamp with rage, quiver with rage, swell with rage, foam with rage, burst with anger, raise Cain, have a fling at, bear malice, cause anger, raise anger, affront, offend, give offense, give umbrage, anger, hurt the feelings, insult, discompose, fret, ruffle, nettle, huff, pique, excite, irritate, stir the blood, stir up bile, sting, sting to the quick, rile, provoke, chafe, wound, incense, inflame, enrage, aggravate, add fuel to the flame, fan into a flame, widen the breach, envenom, embitter, exasperate, infuriate, kindle wrath, stick in one's gizzard, rankle, hit on the raw, rub on the raw, sting on the raw, strike on the raw, put out of countenance, put out of humor, put one's monkey up, put one's back up, raise one's gorge, raise one's dander, raise one's choler, work up into a passion, make one's blood boil, make the ears tingle, throw, into a ferment, madden, drive one mad, lash into fury, lash into madness, fool to the top of one's bent, set by the ears, bring a hornet's nest about one's ears.

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