rancor

[ rang-ker ]
/ ˈræŋ kər /

noun

bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice.

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Also especially British, ran·cour .

Origin of rancor

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

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OTHER WORDS FROM rancor

rancored; especially British, rancoured, adjectiveun·ran·cored, adjective
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