rancorous

  • 1Rancorous — Ran cor*ous (r[a^][ng] k[ e]r*[u^]s), a. [OF. rancuros.] Full of rancor; evincing, or caused by, rancor; deeply malignant; implacably spiteful or malicious; intensely virulent. [1913 Webster] So flamed his eyes with rage and rancorous ire.… …

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  • 2rancorous — index bitter (reproachful), caustic, harsh, hostile, invidious, malevolent, malignant, mordacious …

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  • 3rancorous — (adj.) 1580s, from RANCOR (Cf. rancor) + OUS (Cf. ous). Related: Rancorously; rancorousness …

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  • 4rancorous — [[t]ræ̱ŋkərəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED A rancorous argument or person is full of bitterness and anger. [FORMAL] The deal ended after a series of rancorous disputes. Syn: bitter, acrimonious …

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  • 5rancorous — adjective Date: circa 1570 marked by rancor ; deeply malevolent < rancorous envy > • rancorously adverb …

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  • 6rancorous — adjective /ɹæŋ.kə(ɹ).əs/ Full of rancor; bitter; unforgiving. rancorous speech Syn: malicious, resentful, venomous …

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  • 7rancorous — adjective California s rancorous recall campaign Syn: bitter, spiteful, hateful, resentful, acrimonious, malicious, malevolent, hostile, venomous, vindictive, baleful, vitriolic, vengeful, pernicious, mean, nasty; informal bitchy, catty …

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  • 8rancorous — rancour (US rancor) ► NOUN ▪ bitterness; resentment. DERIVATIVES rancorous adjective. ORIGIN Latin rancor rankness , later bitter grudge …

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  • 9rancorous — rancorously, adv. rancorousness, n. /rang keuhr euhs/, adj. full of or showing rancor. [1580 90; RANCOR + OUS] * * * …

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  • 10rancorous — Synonyms and related words: acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, antagonistic, antipathetic, avenging, belligerent, bitter, burning, caustic, choleric, clashing, colliding, conflicting, despiteful,&#8230; …

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  • 11rancorous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Bitingly hostile: acrimonious, bitter, embittered, hard, resentful, virulent. See ATTITUDE, LOVE …

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  • 12rancorous — ran·cor·ous || ræŋkÉ™rÉ™s adj. bitter, resentful, bearing ill will; hateful, filled with animosity, filled with enmity …

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  • 13rancorous — a. Malignant, malign, vindictive, malevolent, malicious, bitter, spiteful, virulent …

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  • 14rancorous — adj resentful, spiteful, venomous; malicious, malignant, maleficent, malevolent, hateful; vindictive, unforgiving, vengeful, revengeful, retaliatory, out to get [s.o.]; mean, cruel, ruthless, pitiless, merciless, remorseless, implacable; bitter,&#8230; …

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  • 15rancorous — ran·cor·ous …

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  • 16rancorous — See: rancour …

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  • 17rancorous — ran•cor•ous [[t]ˈræŋ kər əs[/t]] adj. full of or showing rancor • Etymology: 1580–90 ran′cor•ous•ly, adv. ran′cor•ous•ness, n …

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  • 18rancorous — /ˈræŋkərəs/ (say rangkuhruhs) adjective full of or showing rancour. –rancorously, adverb –rancorousness, noun …

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  • 19rancorous — adjective showing deep seated resentment preserve...from rancourous envy of the rich Aldous Huxley • Similar to: ↑resentful • Derivationally related forms: ↑rancor …

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  • 20vindictive — adjective in her memoirs she revealed that Drake had been a vindictive ex lover Syn: vengeful, revengeful, unforgiving, resentful, acrimonious, bitter; spiteful, mean, rancorous, venomous, malicious, malevolent, nasty, mean spirited, cruel,&#8230; …

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