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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
[the final syllable is nasal]
MEANING:noun: A feeling of resentment and hostility accompanied by the lack of means to express or act upon it.
ETYMOLOGY:From French ressentiment, from ressentir (to feel strongly), from sentir, from Latin sentire (to feel). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sent- (to head for or to go), that is also the source for send, scent, sense, sentence, assent, and consent.
USAGE:"It is fair enough to say that Gass intends Kohler as a representative modern middling man seething with ressentiment."
Robert Alter; The Tunnel; The New Republic (Washington, DC); Mar 27, 1995.
"Don is an extraordinary amalgam of ressentiment and rage."
Carl Bromley; The Limeys; The Nation (New York); Jul 9, 2001.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer: because it was he, because it was I. -Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)
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