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
Example sentences from the Web for rankle
To add to the discomfort the crew of the "Royal Oak" were rankling under a grievance.The Dreadnought of the Air|Percy F. Westerman
Slaughter looked at him, his rage still rankling and burning.Colonial Born|G. Firth Scott
The further resistance came, whether from rivals, or from the rankling anger in Elizabeth's breast.Sir Walter Ralegh|William Stebbing
Somewhere, somehow, he had taken a cynic twist or a rankling wound that had turned his white man's blood once for all.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
Still rankling in Hannah's memory was a day when Lise had returned from school, dark and mutinous, with a tale of such a family.The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete|Winston Churchill