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From our dictionary:
res?sen?ti?ment

(Fr. ru?sn?tE?mn'),
n.
1. any cautious, defeatist, or cynical attitude based on the belief that the individual and human institutions exist in a hostile or indifferent universe or society.
2. an oppressive awareness of the futility of trying to improve one's status in life or in society.