Definition of 'resentful'
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You see a lot of mums there looking a bit resentful. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She senses this and feels resentful in return. The Sun (2009)You feel angry and resentful towards yourself and other people. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We have become resentful towards those with historic money and power. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was apparent he feels very resentful about that. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They can become resentful if they think their friends were handled harshly or unfairly. Times, Sunday Times (2008)How much time will you be able to give to your plants without feeling overwhelmed or resentful? Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is an angry resentful mood against politics and politicians in many countries. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Some people have become bitter and resentful because of things that have happened to them. Beat Stress (1992) Feeling resentful is a waste of energy and leaves you feeling low. The Sun (2010)The whole affair left me angry and resentful. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She would get angry and resentful and aggressive if you tried to confront her about her problems. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Licence payers feel betrayed and resentful. The Sun (2012)Her mother's resentful feelings go back to childhood. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You'll only end up bitter and resentful. The Sun (2013)She looks resentful... he looks shifty. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Within they are seething, bitter and resentful. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It will make them bitter, resentful and more likely to offend. The Sun (2011)You will become bitter and resentful if he doesn't make major changes. The Sun (2014)Life is short, so feeling furious and resentful doesn't get you anywhere. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They are likely to be sullen, resentful, and bitter the rest of their working lives. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)But the wider mood, while bitter and resentful, is stoic. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He used to return from them with a resentful, sombre look, as if his reflections had not been pleasant company for him. Emily Fox-Seton (1901)
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Translations for 'resentful'
British English: resentful /rɪˈzɛntfʊl/ ADJECTIVE
If you are resentful, you feel resentment.
I felt very resentful and angry about losing my job.
- American English: resentful
- Arabic: مُسْتاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: ressentido
- Chinese: 怨恨的
- Croatian: kivan
- Czech: zatrpklý
- Danish: forurettet
- Dutch: verontwaardigd
- European Spanish: resentido
- Finnish: närkästynyt
- French: plein de ressentiment
- German: verärgert
- Greek: χολωμένος
- Italian: risentito
- Japanese: 憤慨した
- Korean: 분개하고 있는
- Norwegian: krenket
- Polish: dotknięty
- European Portuguese: ressentido
- Romanian: plin de antipatie
- Russian: обиженный
- Spanish: resentido
- Swedish: förbittrad
- Thai: ซึ่งไม่พอใจ
- Turkish: içerlemiş
- Ukrainian: обурений
- Vietnamese: đầy ghen ghét
Definition of resentful from the Collins English Dictionary
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