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rancorous

[ rang-ker-uhs ]
/ ˈræŋ kər əs /
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adjective

full of or showing rancor.

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Origin of rancorous

First recorded in 1580–90; rancor + -ous
ran·cor·ous·ly, adverbran·cor·ous·ness, nounun·ran·cor·ous, adjective
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