verb (used without object), ran·kled, ran·kling.
verb (used with object), ran·kled, ran·kling.
TAKE THIS QUIZ TO SEE WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL PUNCTUATION!
Origin of rankle
OTHER WORDS FROM rankleran·kling·ly, adverbun·ran·kled, adjective
Words nearby rankle
Example sentences from the Web for rankles
This rankles local businessmen and overseas investors, who yearn for fewer restrictions.Hillary Clinton Visits Burma Amidst Burmese Spring|Ron Gluckman|December 2, 2011|DAILY BEAST
What rankles even more is that Perry had to label those who disagreed with him as heartless.
What rankles about all of this is that Paterson, for all his deep flaws, might be the best governor New York has had in decades.
"I cannot expel the passion that rankles in my blood," Basil interposed darkly.Under the Witches' Moon|Nathan Gallizier
No feeling so rankles in the mind as the sense of uncompensated labor.The Itching Palm|William R Scott
As those over Etna who slumber, and under them rankles the fire.The Visions of England|Francis T. Palgrave
That's it; it's because I'm afraid that he would lick me that it rankles so.The Eternal Boy|Owen Johnson
I never saw so much political bitterness as that which rankles in the hearts of himself and his wife.A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852 (Volume 2 of 3)|Chares C. F. Greville