noun \ˈraŋ-kər, -ˌkr\

: an angry feeling of hatred or dislike for someone who has treated you unfairly

Full Definition of RANCOR

:  bitter deep-seated ill will

Examples of RANCOR

  1. She answered her accusers calmly and without rancor.
  2. In the end, the debate created a degree of rancor among the committee members.

Origin of RANCOR

Middle English rancour, from Anglo-French rancur, from Late Latin rancor rancidity, rancor, from Latin rancēre
First Known Use: 14th century


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