unrankled

rankle

[rang-kuhl]
verb (used without object), rankled, rankling.
1.
(of unpleasant feelings, experiences, etc.) to continue to cause keen irritation or bitter resentment within the mind; fester; be painful.
verb (used with object), rankled, rankling.
2.
to cause keen irritation or bitter resentment in: His colleague's harsh criticism rankled him for days.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English ranclen < Middle French rancler, Old French raoncler, variant of draoncler to fester, derivative of draoncle a sore < Late Latin dracunculus small serpent, diminutive of Latin dracō serpent; see dragon, carbuncle

ranklingly, adverb
unrankled, adjective


1, 2. irritate, gall, chafe.
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rankle (ˈræŋkəl)
 
vb
(intr) to cause severe and continuous irritation, anger, or bitterness; fester: his failure to win still rankles
 
[C14 ranclen, from Old French draoncler to fester, from draoncle ulcer, from Latin dracunculus small serpent, from dracō serpent; see dragon]

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rankle
c.1320, from O.Fr. rancler, from draoncle "abscess, festering sore," from L. dracunculus "little snake," dim. of draco (gen. draconis) "serpent, dragon." The notion is of an ulcer caused by a snake's bite.
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