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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resentful(adj)

    full of or marked by resentment or indignant ill will

    "resentful at the way he was treated"; "a sullen resentful attitude"

    Antonyms:
    unbitter, unresentful

Wiktionary

  1. resentful(adjective)

    Inclined to resent, who tends to harbor resentment, when wronged.

    Synonyms:
    spiteful, unforgiving

  2. resentful(adjective)

    Harboring resentment, full of resentment, at a given moment.

    Synonyms:
    bitter

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. resentful

    Balky, mulish, obstinate, and stubborn are synonyms of restive only in an infrequent if not obsolete use; the supposed sense of "tending to rest," "standing stubbornly still," is scarcely supported by any examples, and those cited to support that meaning often fail to do so. The disposition to offer active resistance to control by any means whatever is what is commonly indicated by restive in the best English speech and literature. Dryden speaks of "the pampered colt" as "restiff to the rein;" but the rein is not used to propel a horse forward, but to hold him in, and it is against this that he is "restiff." A horse may be made restless by flies or by martial music, but with no refractoriness; the restive animal impatiently resists or struggles to break from control, as by bolting, flinging his rider, or otherwise. With this the metaphorical use of the word agrees, which is always in the sense of such terms as impatient, intractable, rebellious, and the like; a people restive under despotism are not disposed to "rest" under it, but to resist it and fling it off.

    Synonyms:
    balky, fidgety, fractious, fretful, frisky, impatient, intractable, mulish, mutinous, obstinate, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, restiff, restive, restless, skittish, stubborn, unruly, vicious

    Antonyms:
    docile, gentle, manageable, obedient, passive, peaceable, quiet, submissive, tractable, yielding

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. resentful

    Synonyms:
    choleric, malicious, vindictive, intolerant, insubmissive

    Antonyms:
    meek, mild, placable, tolerant, forgiving, submissive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. resentful

    Synonyms:
    a. irascible, choleric, vindictive, revengeful, malignant, ill-tempered

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    vengeful, bitter

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How to use resentful in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Anybody who is hateful is most likely to be resentful (feeling/portraying bitterness/indignation). But the reverse is directly the case with anyone who is loveful. So, be loveful for life and never hateful.

  2. Gautama Buddha:

    Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

  3. Phil Robertson:

    When they get there, the refugees will find huge hurdles to integrate, jobs that are few and far between, and a resentful local population wondering why this group should get a time-limited year of Australian assistance when ordinary Cambodians do not.

  4. Bible, Paul, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7:

    Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

  5. Suzanne Maloney:

    It's hard to overstate how angry and resentful the Europeans are.


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