Re·sent, v. i.
1. To feel resentment.
2. To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor. [Obs.]
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.
Re·sent v. t. [imp. & p. p. Resented; p. pr. & vb. n. Resenting.]
1. To be sensible of; to feel; as: (a) In a good sense, to take well; to receive with satisfaction. [Obs.]
Which makes the tragical ends of noble persons more favorably resented by compassionate readers. --Sir T. Browne.
(b) 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. [Obs.]
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 1: feel bitter or indignant about; "She resents being paid less
than her co-workers"
2: wish ill or allow unwillingly [syn: begrudge] [ant: wish]