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Re*sent" (r?-z?nt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Resented; p. pr. & vb. n. Resenting.] [F. ressentir; L. pref. re- re- + sentire to feel. See Sense.]


To be sensible of; to feel

; as: (a)

In a good sense, to take well; to receive with satisfaction.


Which makes the tragical ends of noble persons more favorably resented by compassionate readers. Sir T. Browne.


In a bad sense, to take ill; to consider as an injury or affront; to be indignant at



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.


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.


© Webster 1913.

Re*sent", v. i.


To feel resentment.



To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor.


The judicious prelate will prefer a drop of the sincere milk of the word before vessels full of traditionary pottage resenting of the wild gourd of human invention. Fuller.


© Webster 1913.

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