Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To feel indignantly aggrieved at.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To express or exhibit displeasure or indignation at (words or acts).
  • v. To feel resentment.
  • v. To be sensible of; to feel.
  • v. In a positive sense, to take well; to receive with satisfaction.
  • v. In a negative sense, to take ill; to consider as an injury or affront; to be indignant at.
  • v. 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).
  • v. To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of resend.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To be sensible of; to feel.
  • transitive v. In a good sense, to take well; to receive with satisfaction.
  • transitive v. In a bad sense, to take ill; to consider as an injury or affront; to be indignant at.
  • transitive v. To express or exhibit displeasure or indignation at, as by words or acts.
  • transitive v. 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.
  • intransitive v. To feel resentment.
  • intransitive v. To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To perceive by the senses; have a keen or strong sense, perception, or feeling of; be affected by.
  • Hence
  • To scent; perceive by the sense of smell.
  • To give the odor of; present to the sense of smell.
  • To have a certain sense or feeling at something; take well or ill; have satisfaction from or regret for.
  • To take ill; consider as an injury or affront; be in some degree angry or provoked at; hence, also, to show anger by words or acts.
  • To bear; endure.
  • Synonyms See anger.
  • To have a, certain flavor; savor.
  • To feel resentment; be indignant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. feel bitter or indignant about
  • v. wish ill or allow unwillingly

Etymologies

French ressentir, to be angry, from Old French resentir, to feel strongly : re-, re- + sentir, to feel (from Latin sentīre).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French resentir (Modern ressentir), from re- + sentir ("to feel") (Wiktionary)
See resend. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Haha! I have the same problem with this unhyphenated "re-sent."

    April 16, 2009

  • A friend of mine today forwarded an email to me from someone who was trying to get in touch with me. He had written to my friend this message:

    Could you please make sure Rolig gets the following. I sent it earlier, but the internet "MAILER-daemon" said the address wasn't properly configured. I resent it, but please make sure he gets this.

    I told him there was no need for resentment just because of some email glitch.

    April 14, 2009