rancorous

[ rang-ker-uh s ]
/ ˈræŋ kər əs /

adjective

full of or showing rancor.

Nearby words

  1. rancho cucamonga,
  2. rancho palos verdes,
  3. rancid,
  4. rancidly,
  5. rancor,
  6. rancorously,
  7. rancour,
  8. rand,
  9. rand, ayn,
  10. rand, the

Origin of rancorous

First recorded in 1580–90; rancor + -ous

Related formsran·cor·ous·ly, adverbran·cor·ous·ness, nounun·ran·cor·ous, adjective

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Word Origin and History for rancorous

rancorous

adj.

1580s, from rancor + -ous. Related: Rancorously; rancorousness.

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