: having a rank smell or taste
Examples of RANCID
- Some foods become rancid quickly.
- <an unscrupulous food vendor who's as rancid as the meat that he serves>
Origin of RANCID
to be rancid
First Known Use: 1646
Related to RANCID
- abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, disgusting, distasteful, dreadful, evil, foul, fulsome, gross, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, noxious, obnoxious, obscene, odious, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, scandalous, shocking, sickening, ugly
- innocuous, inoffensive
ran·cid adjective \ˈran(t)-səd\ (Medical Dictionary)
: having a rank smell or taste usually from chemical change or decomposition <rancid butter>
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