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synonyms for resentful

  • belligerent
  • bitter
  • hateful
  • spiteful
  • unsympathetic
  • acrimonious
  • adverse
  • alien
  • allergic
  • anti
  • argumentative
  • bellicose
  • catty
  • chill
  • cold
  • competitive
  • contentious
  • contrary
  • disapproving
  • dour
  • embittered
  • hard
  • ill-disposed
  • inhospitable
  • inimical
  • malevolent
  • malicious
  • malignant
  • militant
  • nasty
  • opposed
  • opposite
  • oppugnant
  • ornery
  • pugnacious
  • rancorous
  • scrappy
  • sour
  • surly
  • unfavorable
  • unfriendly
  • unkind
  • unpropitious
  • unsociable
  • unwelcoming
  • viperous
  • virulent
  • vitriolic
  • warlike
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antonyms for resentful

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  • helping
  • kind
  • nice
  • pleasant
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The judge moved the case to nearby Lawrence County, where a jury, resentful of the fact that, according to prosecutor Paul Bumpus, “Maury County had dumped its dirty laundry on them,” acquitted 23 of the 25 suspects.
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However, her tongue is getting sharper with age, and I am becoming more resentful — both of the way she treats me, and the fact that my husband ignores the outrageous behavior and demands that I do the same.
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I don’t begrudge others for getting theirs, but I’m jealous and it’s hard not to be resentful .
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These types of feuds — right-wing performative outrage at alleged victimization by woke liberals — play well with the resentful ideologues that power the Republican Party.
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The experience left her feeling resentful of others in the neighborhood who seemed not to be taking the threat of the virus seriously.
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Louis stood firm, though pale and respectful, before the resentful gaze of Elizabeth.
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In his fits of resentful sullenness, he hinted an intention of retiring from the Court.
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On the whole, Bud did not greatly disapprove of that; he was too actively resentful of his own mother-in-law.
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He had grown increasingly resentful of Thatcher's tone and manner, and was anxious to be rid of him.
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I happened last monday to offend Prissy, She retains her anger & seems peculiarly resentful!
JOURNAL AND LETTERS OF PHILIP VICKERS FITHIAN: A PLANTATION TUTOR OF THE OLD DOMINION, 1773-1774.PHILIP VICKERS FITHIAN
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