from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A generalized feeling of resentment and often hostility harbored by one individual or group against another, especially chronically and with no means of direct expression.
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- n. A sense of resentment, hostility and perhaps jealousy directed at that which one identifies as the cause of one's frustration; an assignation of blame.
French, resentment, from Old French ressentement, from resentir, to feel strongly; see resent.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)