To resent something is to feel anger or bitterness toward it. You might resent someone who has treated you poorly.

To resent is a strong, negative feeling. You may resent the accusation that you were stealing cookies, or when a teacher yelled at you for whispering, even though everyone else was too. You might resent a friend who has more money or friends than you. Lots of people resent celebrities because they’re famous and wealthy. If your friend borrowed a sweater and didn’t return it, you would probably resent it. Resenting is the opposite of being grateful.

No, she’d just resent me.

You’re just making her resent you.

And then all we did was resent each other, and try to control each other.

I know you’ve always resented my leaving.

She resented your husband for buying the place?

I think you’ve resented me from the start, sir.