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Taken ill; being in some measure angry at.


  1. One who resents; one that feels an injury deeply. – Wotton.
  2. In the sense of one that takes a thing well. [Obs.] – Barrow.


Easily provoked to anger; of an irritable temper.


With resentment.


Taking ill; feeling angry at.


  1. With a sense of wrong or affront; with a degree of anger.
  2. With deep sense or strong perception. [Obs.] – More.


Easily provoked or irritated; quick to feel an injury or affront. – Thomson.

RE-SENT'MENT, n. [Fr. ressentiment; It. risentimento; Sp. resentimiento.]

  1. The excitement of passion which proceeds from a sense of wrong offered to ourselves, or to those who are connected with us; anger. This word usually expresses less excitement than anger, though it is often synonymous with it. It expresses much less than wrath, exasperation, and indignation. In this use, resentment is not the sense or perception of injury, but the excitement which is the effect of it. Can heavenly minds such high resentment show? – Dryden.
  2. Strong perception of good. [Not in use.] – More.

RES-ERV-A'TION, n. [s as z. Fr. from L. reservo.]

  1. The act of reserving or keeping back or in the mind; reserve; concealment or withholding from disclosure; as, mental reservation.
  2. Something withheld, either not expressed or disclosed, or not given up or brought forward. With reservation of a hundred knights. – Shak. In the United States, a tract of land not sold with the rest, is called a reservation.
  3. Custody; state of being treasured up or kept in store. – Shak.
  4. In law, a clause or part of an instrument by which something is reserved, not conceded or granted; also, a proviso. Mental reservation is the withholding of expression or disclosure of something that affects a proposition or statement, and which if disclosed, would materially vary it import. Mental reservations are the refuge of hypocrites. – Encyc.


Keeping; reserving.

RE-SERV'A-TO-RY, n. [from reserve.]

A place in which things are reserved or kept. – Woodward.

RE-SERVE, n. [rezerv'.]

  1. That which is kept for other or future use; that which is retained from present use or disposal. The virgins, beside the oil in their lamps, carried likewise a reserve in some other vessel for a continual supply. – Tillotson.
  2. Something in the mind withheld from disclosure. However any one may concur in the general scheme, it still with certain reserves and deviations. – Addison.
  3. Exception; something withheld. Is knowledge so despis'd? / Or envy, or what reserve forbids to taste? – Milton.
  4. Exception in favor. Each has some darling lust, which pleads for a reserve. – Rogers.
  5. Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior. Reserve may proceed from modesty, bashfulness, prudence, prudery or sullenness. My soul surpris'd, and from her sex disjoin'd, / Left all reserve, and all the sex behind. – Prior.
  6. In law, reservation. In reserve, in store; in keeping for other or future use. He has large quantities of wheat in reserve. He has evidence or arguments in reserve. Body of reserve, in military affairs, the third or last line of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to sustain the other lines as occasion may require; a body of troops kept for an exigency.

RE-SERVE, v.t. [rezerv'; Fr. reserver; L. reservo; re and servo, to keep.]

  1. To keep in store for future or other use; to withhold from present use for another purpose. The farmer sell his corn, reserving only what is necessary for his family. Hast thou seen the treasures of hail, which I have reserved against the day of trouble. – Job xxxviii.
  2. To keep; to hold; to retain. Will he reserve his anger forever? – Jer. iii.
  3. To lay up and keep for a future time. – 2 Pet. ii. Reserve your kind looks and language for private hours. – Swift.


  1. Kept for another or future use; retained.
  2. adj. Restrained from freedom in words or actions; backward in conversation; not free or frank. To all obliging, yet reserv'd to all. – Walsh. Nothing reserved or sullen was to see. – Dryden.


  1. With reserve; with backwardness; not with openness or frankness. – Woodward.
  2. Scrupulously; cautiously; coldly. – Pope.


Closeness; want of frankness, openness or freedom. A man may guard himself by that silence and reservedness which every one may innocently practice. – South.


One that reserves.


Keeping back; keeping for other use or for use at a future time; retaining.

RES-ER-VOIR', n. [Fr.]

A place where any thing is kept in store, particularly a place where water is collected and kept for use when wanted, as to supply a fountain, a canal or a city by means of aqueducts, or to drive a mill-wheel and the like; a cistern; a mill-pond; a basin.

RE'SET, n.

In Scots law, the receiving and harboring of an outlaw or a criminal. – Encyc.

RE-SET'TLE, v.i.

To settle in the ministry a second time; to be installed.

RE-SET'TLE, v.t. [re and settle.]

  1. To settle again. – Swift.
  2. To install, as a minister of the Gospel.


Settled again; installed.


  1. The act of settling or composing again. The resettlement of my discomposed soul. – Norris.
  2. The state of settling or subsiding again; as, the resettlement of lees. – Mortimer.
  3. A second settlement in the ministry.


Settling again; installing.