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rancor

or (especially British) rancour

[rang-ker] /ˈræŋ kər/
noun
1.
bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice.
Origin of rancor
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English rancour < Middle French < Late Latin rancōr- (stem of rancor) rancidity, equivalent to Latin ranc(ēre) (see rancid) + -ōr- -or1
Related forms
rancored; especially British, rancoured, adjective
unrancored, adjective
Synonyms
bitterness, spite, venom, animosity. See malevolence.
Antonyms
benevolence.
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n.

c.1200, from Old French rancor "bitterness, resentment; grief, affliction," from Late Latin rancorem (nominative rancor) "rancidness, a stinking smell" (Palladius); "grudge, bitterness" (Hieronymus and in Late Latin), from Latin rancere "to stink" (see rancid).

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