rancour

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ran·cour

 (răng′kər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of rancor.

rancour

(ˈræŋkə) or

rancor

n
malicious resentfulness or hostility; spite
[C14: from Old French, from Late Latin rancor rankness]
ˈrancorous adj
ˈrancorously adv
ˈrancorousness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rancour - a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-willrancour - a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
ill will, enmity, hostility - the feeling of a hostile person; "he could no longer contain his hostility"
heartburning - intense resentment; "his promotion caused much heartburning among his rivals"
huffishness, sulkiness - a feeling of sulky resentment
grievance, grudge, score - a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation; "holding a grudge"; "settling a score"
enviousness, envy - a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another

rancour

Translations

rancour

rancor (US) [ˈræŋkəʳ] Nrencor m

rancour

[ˈræŋkər] (British) rancor (US) nrancune f, rancœur f

rancour

, (US) rancor
n (of tone)Bitterkeit f, → Verbitterung f; (of attack)Boshaftigkeit f

rancour

rancor (Am) [ˈræŋkəʳ] n (frm) → rancore m
References in classic literature ?
The captain, at Mr Allworthy's instance, was outwardly, as we have said, reconciled to his brother; yet the same rancour remained in his heart; and he found so many opportunities of giving him private hints of this, that the house at last grew insupportable to the poor doctor; and he chose rather to submit to any inconveniences which he might encounter in the world, than longer to bear these cruel and ungrateful insults from a brother for whom he had done so much.
It is as if his heart were corrupted by a malevolent and brooding rancour.
He recognises the laws of the state and he can break them without sense of sin, but if he is punished he accepts the punishment without rancour.