Definition of rancor
: bitter deep-seated ill will
Examples of rancor in a sentence
She answered her accusers calmly and without rancor.
In the end, the debate created a degree of rancor among the committee members.
Origin and Etymology of rancor
Middle English rancour, from Anglo-French rancur, from Late Latin rancor rancidity, rancor, from Latin rancēre
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of rancor
RANCOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rancor for English Language Learners
: an angry feeling of hatred or dislike for someone who has treated you unfairly
RANCOR Defined for Kids
Definition of rancor for Students
: deep hatred
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