Betrayed vs Resent - What's the difference?

betrayed | resent |

As verbs the difference between betrayed and resent

is that betrayed is (betray) while resent is to express or exhibit displeasure or indignation at (words or acts) or resent can be (resend).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (betray)
  • Anagrams





    (en verb)
  • To deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or fraud, in violation of trust; to give up treacherously or faithlessly; as, an officer betrayed the city. e.g. Quresh betrayed Sunil to marry Nuzhat
  • To prove faithless or treacherous to, as to a trust or one who trusts; to be false to; to deceive; as, to betray a person or a cause.
  • To violate the confidence of, by disclosing a secret, or that which one is bound in honor not to make known.
  • To disclose or discover, as something which prudence would conceal; to reveal unintentionally; to bewray.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 24 , author=Nathan Rabin , title=Film: Reviews: Men In Black 3 , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=Jones’ sad eyes betray a pervasive pain his purposefully spare dialogue only hints at, while the perfectly cast Brolin conveys hints of playfulness and warmth while staying true to the craggy stoicism at the character’s core. }}
  • * 1966 , Marc Léopold Benjamin Bloch, French rural history :
  • Again, to take a less extreme example, there is no denying that although the dialects of northern France retained their fundamentally Romance character, they betray many Germanic influences in phonetics and vocabulary, [...]
  • To mislead; to expose to inconvenience not foreseen to lead into error or sin.
  • To lead astray, as a maiden; to seduce (as under promise of marriage) and then abandon.
  • To show or to indicate; -- said of what is not obvious at first, or would otherwise be concealed.
  • Derived terms

    * betrayer * betrayal


    * (to prove faithless or treacherous) sell



    (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) resentir (Modern ressentir), from


    (en verb)
  • To express or exhibit displeasure or indignation at (words or acts).
  • * Bolingbroke
  • The good prince King James bore dishonourably what he might have resented safely.
  • To feel resentment.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=2 citation , passage=Mother very rightly resented the slightest hint of condescension. She considered that the exclusiveness of Peter's circle was due not to its distinction, but to the fact that it was an inner Babylon of prodigality and whoredom,
  • (obsolete) To be sensible of; to feel.
  • (obsolete) In a positive sense, to take well; to receive with satisfaction.
  • * Sir (Thomas Browne) (1605-1682)
  • which makes the tragical ends of noble persons more favorably resented by compassionate readers.
  • (obsolete) In a negative sense, to take ill; to consider as an injury or affront; to be indignant at.
  • (obsolete) To recognize; to perceive, especially as if by smelling; -- associated in meaning with sent, the older spelling of scent to smell. See resent (intransitive verb).
  • * Fuller
  • This bird of prey resented a worse than earthly savour in the soul of Saul.
  • * Fuller
  • Our King Henry the Seventh quickly resented his drift.
  • (obsolete) To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor.
  • Etymology 2

    See resend.


  • (resend)
  • The package was resent , this time with the correct postage.


    * English heteronyms