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Roget category 900

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.3. Sympathetic affections
›› 6.3.1. Social affections

#900. Resentment


resentment, displeasure, animosity, anger, wrath, indignationexasperation, bitter resentment, wrathful indignation.
pique, umbrage, huff, miff, soreness, dudgeon, acerbity, virulence, bitterness, acrimony, asperity, spleen, gallheart-burning, heart-swellingrankling.
ill humor, bad humor, ill temper, bad temperirascibility etc. 901ill blood etc. (hate) 898revenge etc. 919.
excitement, irritationwarmth, bile, choler, ire, fume, pucker, dander, ferment, ebullitiontowering passion, acharnement [Fr.], angry mood, taking, pet, tiff, passion, fit, tantrums.
burst, explosion, paroxysm, storm, rage, fury, desperationviolence etc. 173fire and furyvials of wrathgnashing of teeth, hot blood, high words.
scowl etc. 895sulks etc. 901.1. [Cause of umbrage] affront, provocation, offenseindignity etc. (insult) 929grudge, crow to pluck, bone to pick, sore subject, casus belli [Lat.]ill turn, outrage.
Furies, Eumenides.
buffet, slap in the face, box on the ear, rap on the knuckles.


resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exceptiontake in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeonne pas entendre raillerie [Fr.]breathe revenge, cut up rough.
fly into a rage, fall into a rage, get into a rage, fly into a passionbridle up, bristle up, froth up, fire up, flare upopen the vials of one's wrath, pour out the vials of one's wrath.
pout, knit the brow, frown, scowl, lower, snarl, growl, gnarl, gnash, snapredden, colorlook black, look black as thunder, look daggersbite one's thumbshow one's teeth, grind one's teeth champ the bit, champ at the bit.
chafe, mantle, fume, kindle, fly out, take fireboil, boil overboil with indignation, boil with ragerage, storm, foam, vent one's rage, vent one's spleenlose one's temper, stand on one's hind legs, stamp the foot, stamp with rage, quiver with rage, swell with rage, foam with rageburst with angerraise Cain.
have a fling atbear malice etc. (revenge) 919.
cause anger, raise angeraffront, offendgive offense, give umbrageangerhurt the feelingsinsult, discompose, fret, ruffle, nettle, huff, piqueexcite etc. 824irritate, stir the blood, stir up bilesting, sting to the quickrile, provoke, chafe, wound, incense, inflame, enrage, aggravate, add fuel to the flame, fan into a flame, widen the breach, envenom, embitter, exasperate, infuriate, kindle wrathstick in one's gizzardrankle etc. 919hit on the raw, rub on the raw, sting on the raw, strike on the raw.
put out of countenance, put out of humorput one's monkey up, put one's back upraise one's gorge, raise one's dander, raise one's cholerwork up into a passionmake one's blood boil, make the ears tinglethrow, into a ferment, madden, drive one madlash into fury, lash into madnessfool to the top of one's bentset by the ears.
bring a hornet's nest about one's ears.


angry, wrath, irateireful, wrathfulcross etc. (irascible) 901Achilleansulky, etc. 901.1; bitter, virulentacrimonious etc. (discourteous) etc. 895violent etc. 173.
warm, burningboiling, boiling overfuming, ragingfoaming, foaming at the mouthconvulsed with rage.
offended etc. v. — waxy, acharnewrought, worked upindignant, hurt, soreset against.
fierce, wild, rageful, furious, mad with rage, fiery, infuriate, rabid, savagerelentless etc. 919.
flushed with anger, flushed with ragein a huff, in a stew, in a fume, in a pucker, in a passion, in a rage, in a fury, in a taking, in a wayon one's high ropes, up in armsin high dudgeon.


angrily etc. adj. — in the height of passionin the heat of passion, in the heat of the moment.


tantaene animis coelestibus irae! [Lat.], [Vergil], marry come up!, zounds!, 'sdeath! [Contr.].


one's blood being up, one's back being up, one's monkey being upfervens difficili bile jecur [Lat.]the gorge rising, eyes flashing firethe blood rising, the blood boilinghaeret lateri lethalis arundo [Lat.] [Vergil]; beware the fury of a patient man" [Dryden]; furor arma ministrat [Lat.] [Vergil]; ira furor brevis est [Lat.] [Horace]; quem Jupiter vult perdere dementat prius [Lat.]What, drunk with choler? [Henry IV].

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