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, on Troy’s Amtrak platform on Friday morning, the decades of rancor and continued criticism was lost on 24 passengers who strode through the gleaming station and, at 10:49 a.m., climbed aboard Amtrak’s Wolverine service to Chicago.
Twenty days into training camp, Brady quite likely would expect to see his offense sharper, and his protection cleaner—and, honestly, some of his rancor could well have been his own inaccuracy.
That’s because the fight over the 7th Circuit seat remains the subject of deep partisan rancor.
Illinois residents may be sick of the rancor in Springfield, but there is no shortage of individuals willing to join the fray in the General Assembly.
Only after much internal rancor has the Church of England finally joined an increasing number of churches in the chorus of moral obfuscation.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of rancor
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsanimosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, bad blood, bitterness, gall, grudge, hostility, jaundice, enmity
Related Wordsblood feud, feud, score, vendetta; hate, hatred, loathing; vindictiveness, virulence, vitriol; alienation, disaffection, estrangement; conflict, coolness, discord, friction, strain, tension; inhospitableness, unfriendliness; malice, malignancy, malignity, spite, spitefulness, venom
Near Antonymsamiability, amicability, civility, cordiality, friendliness, hospitality, neighborliness; comity, empathy, friendship, goodwill, sympathy, understanding
Synonym Discussion of rancor
- an unspoken enmity
- hostility between the two nations
- a natural antipathy for self-seekers
- antagonism between the brothers
- animosity that led to revenge
- rancor filled every line of his letters
- objections devoid of personal animus
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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