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rancorous

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adjective ran·cor·ous \ˈraŋ-k(ə-)rəs\

Definition of rancorous

  1. :  marked by rancor :  deeply malevolent <rancorous envy>

rancorously

adverb


Examples of rancorous in a sentence

  1. <a rancorous autobiography in which the author heaps blame on just about everyone who had the misfortune of knowing him>



Circa 1570

First Known Use of rancorous

circa 1570


RANCOROUS Defined for Kids

rancorous

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adjective ran·cor·ous \ˈraŋ-kə-rəs\

Definition of rancorous for Students

  1. :  showing deep hatred <He gave a rancorous answer.>




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