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rancorous

[ rang-ker-uhs ]

adjective

  1. full of or showing rancor.


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Other Words From

  • rancor·ous·ly adverb
  • rancor·ous·ness noun
  • un·rancor·ous adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of rancorous1

First recorded in 1580–90; rancor + -ous

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Example Sentences

For decades, rancorous debate about the ruling has often been dominated by politics.

Finally, it wasn’t just the fact that the 2000 presidential election was contested or made our politics more rancorous.

It fell to Behar—whose rancorous battles with McCain often led to uncomfortable television—to inject some reality into the proceedings.

California is one of the last states in the country where most students have not set foot in a classroom since March, according to Politico, and disputes between politicians, teachers’ unions and parents have grown increasingly rancorous.

That means the confirmation hearings, which are likely to start around October 12, will probably be extremely rancorous.

For several years now, this town has been consumed by a rancorous argument over the proper size of the federal government.

This is not to say that our parties shouldn't engage in rancorous debate about fiscal policy and the budgets.

The rancorous debate ended on December 7, 1941, when the U.S. entered the war after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

After more than a year of rancorous debate and ugly revelations, Cameron agrees to a voluntary press watchdog.

And even in less rancorous times, restructuring the FICA tax would be a gargantuan job.

In the grave there can be no rancorous hates; between the sleepers there is perpetual truce.

He sees direful figures in his dreams, his laugh is bitter, his anger rancorous.

But this may well be knowne to be nothing, but the rancorous venome of some that beare no good will to the plantation.

From the habit of observing only its outward effects, we overlook its rancorous principle.

Thus, the higher the fortune the less the liberty; the less we ought to be partial, rancorous, and especially angry.

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