rancor

[rang-ker]
noun
bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice.
Also, especially British, rancour.


Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English rancour < Middle French < Late Latin rancōr- (stem of rancor) rancidity, equivalent to Latin ranc(ēre) (see rancid) + -ōr- -or1

rancored; especially British, rancoured, adjective
unrancored, adjective


bitterness, spite, venom, animosity. See malevolence.


benevolence.
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rancour or rancor (ˈræŋkə)
 
n
malicious resentfulness or hostility; spite
 
[C14: from Old French, from Late Latin rancor rankness]
 
rancor or rancor
 
n
 
[C14: from Old French, from Late Latin rancor rankness]
 
'rancorous or rancor
 
adj
 
'rancorously or rancor
 
adv
 
'rancorousness or rancor
 
n

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rancor
early 13c., from O.Fr. rancor, from L. rancorem "rancidness, grudge, bitterness," from L. rancere "to stink" (see rancid). Rancorous is from 1580s.
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Example sentences
Relationships between scientists and farm families they've visited each summer
  for decades have dried up in rancor.
There's more scope for us to agree on parts of them, and for the remaining
  differences to be discussed without so much rancor.
He writes without romance and without rancor, perhaps because he sees the
  priests he likes as largely powerless.
There was no rancor and there were good wishes all around.
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