Synonyms and Antonyms of rankle
1 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger that kind of rude treatment from a young person makes me rankle Synonyms burn, foam, fume, rage, boil, seethe, sizzle, steam, stormRelated Words fulminate, rant, rave; smolder (or smoulder); bristle, flare (up), inflame (also enflame); chafe, fret, stew; agitate, convulse, roil, shake
2 to make angry it rankles me when some schools can't even afford paper and pencils for the students Synonyms enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, ire, madden, outrage, anger, rile, roil, steam up, tick offRelated Words affront, aggravate, annoy, burn (up), cross, exasperate, get, huff, irritate, miff, nettle, offend, peeve, pique, provoke, put out, ruffle, vex; antagonize, embitter, envenomNear Antonyms allay, assuage, relieve; comfort, console, soothe; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate; calm, lull, quiet, settle; beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, disarm, enchantAntonyms delight, gratify, please
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