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.
Recent Examples of rancor from the Web
Yet occasionally, lawmakers still show capacity to put aside partisan rancor and come together, even in today’s tough environment.
If anything, the rancor of the protesters has strengthened her resolve.
If anything, the rancor of the protesters has strengthened Hales’s resolve.
While that panel was a minefield of rancor — Democrats accused Republicans of using the investigation simply to hurt former secretary of State Hillary Clinton politically — Gowdy said the two men have maintained an honest and open relationship.
The legislation for students in career and technical education provoked none of the partisan rancor often on display at the Capitol.
The Civil War shows what happens when partisan rancor escalates to extremes.
For all of the rancor in Washington, the baseball field has been where members of Congress can shed their partisanship along with their suits, ties and heels.
In Fort Wayne, Indiana, the rancor about Community’s neglect of a local health system has gotten so bad that a group of doctors tried to get rid of corporate ownership and buy the company out.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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
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Definition of rancor for Students
: deep hatred
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