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ran·cid

 (răn′sĭd)
adj.
1. Having the disagreeable odor or taste of decomposing oils or fats; rank.
2. Repugnant; nasty: rancid remarks.

[Latin rancidus, from rancēre, to stink, be rotten.]

ran·cid′i·ty (ran′cid·ness) n.

rancid

(ˈrænsɪd)
adj
1. (of butter, bacon, etc) having an unpleasant stale taste or smell as the result of decomposition
2. (of a taste or smell) rank or sour; stale
[C17: from Latin rancidus rank, from rancēre to stink]
rancidity, ˈrancidness n

ran•cid

(ˈræn sɪd)

adj.
1. having a rank, unpleasant smell or taste: rancid oil.
2. (of an odor or taste) rank, unpleasant, and stale.
3. offensive or nasty.
[1640–50; < Latin rancidus rank, stinking]
ran′cid•ly, adv.
ran′cid•ness, ran•cid′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rancid - (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition; "rancid butter"; "rancid bacon"
stale - lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"
2.rancid - smelling of fermentation or staleness

rancid

adjective rotten, sour, foul, bad, off, rank, tainted, stale, musty, fetid, putrid, fusty, strong-smelling, frowsty the odour of rancid milk
fresh, pure, undecayed

rancid

adjective
Smelling of mildew or decay:
Translations
زَنِخ
zkaženýžluklý
harsk
òrár
gaižus
sasmacis
zjełczały
zažltnutý
bozulmuşeskimişkokmuş

rancid

[ˈrænsɪd] ADJrancio

rancid

[ˈrænsɪd] adjrance
to go rancid → rancir

rancid

adjranzig

rancid

[ˈrænsɪd] adjrancido/a
to smell rancid → avere odore di rancido

rancid

(ˈrӕnsid) adjective
(of food, especially butter) tasting or smelling bad.

ran·cid

a. rancio-a, de olor desagradable; que denota descomposición.
References in classic literature ?
As every person called up made exactly the same appearance he had done in the world, it gave me melancholy reflections to observe how much the race of human kind was degenerated among us within these hundred years past; how the pox, under all its consequences and denominations had altered every lineament of an English countenance; shortened the size of bodies, unbraced the nerves, relaxed the sinews and muscles, introduced a sallow complexion, and rendered the flesh loose and rancid.
It consisted of a soup of salted water, seasoned with pepper and rancid oil.
this last term is, I believe, purely shire, and alludes to the horn of black, rancid whale-oil, usually to be seen suspended to cart-wheels, and employed for greasing the same.
In the long run, says Paul Diacre, the best lard turns rancid.
There were drunken peasants; snub-nosed old harridans in slippers; bareheaded artisans; cab drivers; every species of beggar; boys; a locksmith's apprentice in a striped smock, with lean, emaciated features which seemed to have been washed in rancid oil; an ex-soldier who was offering penknives and copper rings for sale; and so on, and so on.
Some of the natives had really climbed the baobab, and now they were seen rising on all sides, winding along the boughs like reptiles, and advancing slowly but surely, all the time plainly enough discernible, not merely to the eye but to the nostrils, by the horrible odors of the rancid grease with which they bedaub their bodies.
It was an elemental odor, raw and crude; it was rich, almost rancid, sensual, and strong.
and further instancing the known truth that in the case of animals, the young, which may be called the green fruit of the creature, is the better, all con- fessing that when a goat is ripe, his fur doth heat and sore engame his flesh, the which defect, taken in con- nection with his several rancid habits, and fulsome appetites, and godless attitudes of mind, and bilious quality of morals --"
The odour which now filled the refectory was scarcely more appetising than that which had regaled our nostrils at breakfast: the dinner was served in two huge tin-plated vessels, whence rose a strong steam redolent of rancid fat.
So looks the Shakespearean who is confronted by a rancid Baconian, or the astronomer who is assailed by a flat- earth fanatic.
Long ones are not good; and the best, if not carefully shelled, are apt to be a little rancid on account of the gall
The reek of spirits, the greasy rancid steam of food got Razumov by the throat.