verb (used without object), ran·kled, ran·kling.
verb (used with object), ran·kled, ran·kling.
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Origin of rankle
OTHER WORDS FROM rankleran·kling·ly, adverbun·ran·kled, adjective
Words nearby rankle
Example sentences from the Web for rankle
“Operation Fast and Furious” continues to rankle some Republicans.
Newcomers may rankle you at first, but these may be false starts to lifelong bonds.
As prickly as these issues are, others rankle at least as much.
Sibley heard a low, poisonous laugh of triumph rankle through the hotel office.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
She had a high temper herself; but anger did not rankle in her heart for days and days, as it did in Johnny's.Dotty Dimple At Home|Sophie May
Majuba Hill was made to rankle in the memory of the English people by a persistent press campaign.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
Nevertheless, it can do no harm to say that kind words never rankle, while bitter words do.The Deerslayer|James Fenimore Cooper
Deeply in their bosoms rankle wrongs and insults we have given, Blood alone can wash it, Kripa, such the cruel will of Heaven!Maha-bharata|Anonymous