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Synonyms for resentment
rɪˈzɛnt məntre·sent·ment

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.3 / 4 votes

  1. resentment

    Displeasure is the mildest and most general word. Choler and ire, now rare except in poetic or highly rhetorical language, denote a still, and the latter a persistent, anger. Temper used alone in the sense of anger is colloquial, tho we may correctly say a hot temper, a fiery temper, etc. Passion, tho a word of far wider application, may, in the singular, be employed to denote anger; "did put me in a towering passion," Shakespeare Hamlet act v, sc. 2. Anger is violent and vindictive emotion, which is sharp, sudden, and, like all violent passions, necessarily brief. Resentment (a feeling back or feeling over again) is persistent, the bitter brooding over injuries. Exasperation, a roughening, is a hot, superficial intensity of anger, demanding instant expression. Rage drives one beyond the bounds of prudence or discretion; fury is stronger yet, and sweeps one away into uncontrollable violence. Anger is personal and usually selfish, aroused by real or supposed wrong to oneself, and directed specifically and intensely against the person who is viewed as blameworthy. Indignation is impersonal and unselfish displeasure at unworthy acts (Latin indigna), i. e., at wrong as wrong. Pure indignation is not followed by regret, and needs no repentance; it is also more self-controlled than anger. Anger is commonly a sin; indignation is often a duty. Wrath is deep and perhaps vengeful displeasure, as when the people of Nazareth were "filled with wrath" at the plain words of Jesus (Luke iv, 28); it may, however, simply express the culmination of righteous indignation without malice in a pure being; as, the wrath of God. Impatience, fretfulness, irritation, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, and vexation express the slighter forms of anger. Irritation, petulance, and vexation are temporary and for immediate cause. Fretfulness, pettishness, and peevishness are chronic states finding in any petty matter an occasion for their exercise. Compare ACRIMONY; ENMITY; HATRED.

    Synonyms:
    anger, animosity, choler, displeasure, exasperation, fretfulness, fury, impatience, indignation, ire, irritation, offense, passion, peevishness, pettishness, petulance, rage, temper, vexation, wrath

    Antonyms:
    amiability, charity, forbearance, gentleness, leniency, lenity, long-suffering, love, mildness, patience, peace, peaceableness, peacefulness, self-control, self-restraint

    Preposition:
    Anger at the insult prompted the reply. Anger toward the offender exaggerates the offense.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. resentment

    Synonyms:
    anger, ire, indignation, animosity

    Antonyms:
    calmness, acquiescence, toleration, mildness, endurance, forgiveness

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. resentment, bitterness, gall, rancor, rancournoun

    a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

    Synonyms:
    acrimony, bitterness, saddle sore, rancour, impudence, freshness, insolence, rancor, bile, thorniness, tartness, acerbity, cheekiness, impertinence, gall, jaundice, crust, bitter

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. resentmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    indignation, anger, choler, ire, wrath, displeasure, grudge, heart-burning

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. resentmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    dudgeon, umbrage, displeasure, grudge

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How to use resentment in a sentence?

  1. Shaina Louis:

    Prior to Birthright AFRICA, I had a lot of pent up resentment and antagonism due to a history that I felt my people had no say in. For those of us in the diaspora, our history, according to the textbooks, starts with slavery. I was doubtful and kind of cynical about what the future held not only for me as an individual, but also for black people as a whole.

  2. Lynn Zakeri:

    This is a hard line for both of you, this can become tense and full of resentment, or it can be a discussion that gets you both somewhere. ‘So from what you are telling me, it is important for us to move. Tell me again the reasons why, so I fully understand them.’ Then repeat back the reasons, without judgment or tone.

  3. Eckhart Tolle:

    Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry - all forms of fear - are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.

  4. Actares President Veronika Hendry:

    With this business model you are taking hostage an insurance system that depends on solidarity, there's currently a broad discussion going on over exorbitant drug prices, and this discussion is creating resentment and disbelief.

  5. unknown:

    Make full use of the fact that up to a certain point, fatigue makes women talk more and men talk less. Much secret resentment, even between lovers, can be raised from this.


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