resentment

noun
ADJECTIVE
bitter, considerable, deep, deep-seated, great, lingering, seething, smouldering/smoldering
growing
old

She felt all her old resentment flaring up.

class, racial (both esp. AmE)
VERB + RESENTMENT
feel, harbour/harbor, hold

I felt no resentment towards/toward him.

You seem to be harbouring/harboring some resentment against your boss.

express, show
hide

He struggled to hide his resentment.

arouse, breed, cause, create, fuel, generate, lead to, provoke, stir

Inequality breeds resentment.

RESENTMENT + VERB
grow
PREPOSITION
resentment about, resentment over

Maggie was filled with resentment about her treatment.

resentment against

the growing resentment against foreigners

resentment among

The measures will fuel resentment among students.

resentment at

I felt great resentment at having to work such long hours.

resentment between

the bitter resentment between the two brothers

resentment towards/toward

their resentment towards/toward each other

PHRASES
a cause of resentment, a source of resentment
a feeling of resentment, a sense of resentment
resentment and anger

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