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Bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will: He was filled with rancor after losing his job.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin, rancid smell, from Latin rancēre, to stink, be rotten.]

ran′cor·ous adj.
ran′cor·ous·ly adv.
ran′cor·ous·ness n.
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The whole community is rancorously divided into parties on almost every subject.
I obeyed, but I swore rancorously to be avenged one day.
Also, York spits rancorously then sings a hollow song as he weeps (s.
It is important to note that this is not just the view of a few fringe scientists relegated to what the alarmists rancorously dismiss as "deniers"; it includes most of the top alarmists themselves, including individual scientists, institutions, and organizations --as we will show.
Broadcast and print media are rife with sound bites and bumper- sticker zingers with many participants rancorously focused on blaming the other guys" the other political party religion industry country or region for the problem.
However, the Islamic State group, a Sunni network that split rancorously from al-Qaida last year, has been recruiting Indian Muslims this summer.
Not only is Chandri shown giving up all her gold jewelry to defray the expenses for Naranappa's cremation rites at a time when the Durvasapura brahmins are rancorously splitting hairs about who should perform the deed, she is also described by Shripati as a paragon of loving devotion (72).
A new production of Dostoyevsky's The Demons by the 94-year-old Yury Lyubimov, though not on the Golden Mask roster, was the talk of the festival: Was this former lion of theatrical dissidents, who had rancorously parted ways with his famous Taganka Theatre the previous year, making an anti-liberal statement with his staging?
The Algerians, rancorously split into separatists and loyalists, wanted to know on whose side we stood.
Scholars, until very recently, have long and obdurately and even rancorously debated what Blake was up to.
In his reply the Emperor, shunning all etiquette and courteous forms, rancorously chided his obese and perplexed adversary.
Originally intended primarily as business tools, these sites offer similar systems of online feedback, and the atmosphere is generally like that of most online communities--inclusive and cordial, as opposed to rancorously partisan.