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Meaning of RANCOR

Pronunciation:  'rangkur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
 

RANCOR is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: bitterness, gall, rancour, resentment
 
 See Also: enmity, enviousness, envy, grievance, grudge, heartburning, hostility, huffishness, ill will, score, sulkiness, the green-eyed monster

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ran"cor\, n. [Written also {rancour}.] [OE. rancour, OF.
rancor, rancur, F. rancune, fr. L. rancor rancidity,
rankness; tropically, an old grudge, rancor, fr. rancere to
be rank or rancid.]
The deepest malignity or spite; deep-seated enmity or malice;
inveterate hatred. ``To stint rancour and dissencioun.''
--Chaucer.

      It would not be easy to conceive the passion, rancor,
      and malice of their tongues and hearts.  --Burke.

Syn: Enmity; hatred; ill will; malice; spite; grudge;
     animosity; malignity.

Usage: {Rancor}, {Enmity}. Enmity and rancor both describe
       hostile feelings; but enmity may be generous and open,
       while rancor implies personal malice of the worst and
       most enduring nature, and is the strongest word in our
       language to express hostile feelings.

             Rancor will out; proud prelate, in thy face I
             see thy fury.                     --Shak.

             Rancor is that degree of malice which preys upon
             the possessor.                    --Cogan.

 

 

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