- the feeling of displeasure or indignation at some act, remark, person, etc., regarded as causing injury or insult.
- anger, bitterness, or ill will
1610s, from French ressentiment (16c.), verbal noun from ressentir (see resent).
“Ridicule often parries resentment, but resentment never yet parried ridicule.” [Walter Savage Landor, “Imaginary Conversations”]