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

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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

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First Known Use of rancorous

circa 1517


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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