Definition of rancorous
: marked by rancor : deeply malevolent rancorous envy
Examples of rancorous in a Sentence
a rancorous autobiography in which the author heaps blame on just about everyone who had the misfortune of knowing him
Recent Examples of rancorous from the Web
My answer to that question then was that, despite seven year’s worth of rancorous rhetoric over Obamacare, a substantial core of GOP senators didn’t truly want to be saddled with owning its replacement—particularly, an unpopular and inadequate one.
Naturally Sanders asked Landrieu to discuss the recent rancorous removal of the city's major Confederate monuments.
Still, what has routinely been acidic, rancorous debate over how to meet the state’s financial needs gave way to a measured tone of cooperation.
In recent years, our discourse has grown increasingly rancorous and our debate increasingly vile.
A total of eight congressional committees looked into the 2012 assault on a U.S. diplomatic facility and CIA compound in Benghazi, Libya, but some of the most rancorous proceedings came from the House’s Select Committee on the matter.
But in 1976, the group would endure the first of several rancorous splits, which saw Allman clashing most intensely with Betts for control.
Whatever his intentions, Mr. Trump cut a rancorous swath through the administrative heart of Europe.
Just this past weekend, when Democrats gathered in California to pick a new state party chair, an establishment candidate only narrowly defeated an insurgent one, and the dispute was rancorous as ever.
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Definition of rancorous for Students
: showing deep hatred He gave a rancorous answer.
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