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rankle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rankle

  1. 1 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger that kind of rude treatment from a young person makes me rankle Synonyms of rankle burn, foam, fume, rage, boil, seethe, sizzle, steam, stormWords Related to rankle fulminate, rant, rave; smolder (or smoulder); bristle, flare (up), inflame (also enflame); chafe, fret, stew; agitate, convulse, roil, shake

  2. 2 to make angry it rankles me when some schools can't even afford paper and pencils for the students Synonyms of rankle enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, ire, madden, outrage, anger, rile, roil, steam up, tick offWords Related to rankle affront, aggravate, annoy, burn (up), cross, exasperate, get, huff, irritate, miff, nettle, offend, peeve, pique, provoke, put out, ruffle, vex; antagonize, embitter, envenomNear Antonyms of rankle allay, assuage, relieve; comfort, console, soothe; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate; calm, lull, quiet, settle; beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, disarm, enchantAntonyms of rankle delight, gratify, please

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