rancor

[ rang-ker ]
/ ˈræŋ kər /

noun

bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice.
Also especially British, ran·cour.

Origin of rancor

1175–1225; Middle English rancour < Middle French < Late Latin rancōr- (stem of rancor) rancidity, equivalent to Latin ranc(ēre) (see rancid) + -ōr- -or1

Related forms

ran·cored; especially British, ran·coured, adjectiveun·ran·cored, adjective
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