English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'resentment'

(noun) 
Rigid policing can only feed resentment and undermine confidence.
Synonyms
bitterness
I still feel bitterness and anger.
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indignation
No wonder he could hardly contain his indignation.
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ill feeling
He bears no ill feeling towards you.
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ill will
He didn't bear anyone any ill will.
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anger
He cried with anger and frustration.
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rage
The people are full of fear and rage.
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fury
She screamed, her face distorted with fury.
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irritation
For the first time he felt irritation at her methods.
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grudge
It was an accident and I bear him no grudge.
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wrath
His action incurred the wrath of animal rights activists.
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malice
There was no malice on his part.
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animosity
There's a long history of animosity between the two nations.
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ire
Their ire was directed mainly at the two instigators.
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displeasure
displeasure at the slow pace of change
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pique
In a fit of pique, he threw down his bag.
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rancour
`That's too bad,' he said without rancour.
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bad blood
There is, it seems, some bad blood between them.
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vexation
He kicked the broken machine in vexation.
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gall
all gall and wormwood
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chip on your shoulder (informal)

quotation

It is very difficult to get up resentment towards persons whom one has never seen [Cardinal NewmanApologia pro Vita Sua]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of anger
Definition
a feeling of extreme annoyance or displeasure
He cried with anger and frustration.
in the sense of animosity
Definition
a powerful dislike or hostility
There's a long history of animosity between the two nations.
in the sense of bad blood
There is, it seems, some bad blood between them.

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