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rankling

adjective

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rankling

verb
present participle of rankle

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1 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger
  • that kind of rude treatment from a young person makes me rankle

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“Rankling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rankling. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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