Resents vs Retents - What's the difference?

resents | retents |

As a verb resents

is (resent).

As a noun retents is





  • (resent)
  • Anagrams




    (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