Resent

Definition of Resent

Re`sent´   Pronunciation: r?-z?nt´
v. t.1.To be sensible of; to feel
[imp. & p. p. Resented; p. pr. & vb. n. Resenting.]
Which makes the tragical ends of noble persons more favorably resented by compassionate readers.
- Sir T. Browne.
2.In a bad sense, to take ill; to consider as an injury or affront; to be indignant at.
2.To express or exhibit displeasure or indignation at, as by words or acts.
The good prince King James . . . bore dishonorably what he might have resented safely.
- Bolingbroke.
3.To recognize; to perceive, especially as if by smelling; - associated in meaning with sent, the older spelling of scent to smell. See Resent, v. i.
This bird of prey resented a worse than earthly savor in the soul of Saul.
- Fuller.
Our King Henry the Seventh quickly resented his drift.
- Fuller.
v. i.1.To feel resentment.
2.To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor.

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