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ran·kle

 (răng′kəl)
v. ran·kled, ran·kling, ran·kles
v.intr.
1. To cause persistent irritation or resentment: "Although Johnson's assertion of raw power rankled at the time, Mitchell had come to appreciate its simple logic" (Nick Kotz).
2. To feel or express irritation or resentment about something: She rankled at what she considered to be unfair criticism.
3. To become sore or inflamed; fester: a wound that rankled.
v.tr.
To cause (someone) to feel irritated or resentful: He was rankled by his rival's sudden success.

[Middle English ranclen, from Old French raoncler, rancler, alteration of draoncler, from draoncle, festering sore, ulcer, from Medieval Latin dracunculus, from diminutive of dracō, dracōn-, serpent, dragon (in reference to the fiery red color and pain of a sore or to the irregular shape of some festering sores), from Latin, serpent, fabulous serpentine beast; see dragon.]

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]

ran•kle

(ˈræŋ kəl)

v. -kled, -kling. v.i.
1. (of feelings, experiences, etc.) to continue to irritate or cause bitter resentment.
v.t.
2. to cause (a person) keen irritation or bitter resentment.
[1250–1300; 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]
ran′kling•ly, adv.

rankle


Past participle: rankled
Gerund: rankling

Imperative
rankle
rankle
Present
I rankle
you rankle
he/she/it rankles
we rankle
you rankle
they rankle
Preterite
I rankled
you rankled
he/she/it rankled
we rankled
you rankled
they rankled
Present Continuous
I am rankling
you are rankling
he/she/it is rankling
we are rankling
you are rankling
they are rankling
Present Perfect
I have rankled
you have rankled
he/she/it has rankled
we have rankled
you have rankled
they have rankled
Past Continuous
I was rankling
you were rankling
he/she/it was rankling
we were rankling
you were rankling
they were rankling
Past Perfect
I had rankled
you had rankled
he/she/it had rankled
we had rankled
you had rankled
they had rankled
Future
I will rankle
you will rankle
he/she/it will rankle
we will rankle
you will rankle
they will rankle
Future Perfect
I will have rankled
you will have rankled
he/she/it will have rankled
we will have rankled
you will have rankled
they will have rankled
Future Continuous
I will be rankling
you will be rankling
he/she/it will be rankling
we will be rankling
you will be rankling
they will be rankling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rankling
you have been rankling
he/she/it has been rankling
we have been rankling
you have been rankling
they have been rankling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rankling
you will have been rankling
he/she/it will have been rankling
we will have been rankling
you will have been rankling
they will have been rankling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rankling
you had been rankling
he/she/it had been rankling
we had been rankling
you had been rankling
they had been rankling
Conditional
I would rankle
you would rankle
he/she/it would rankle
we would rankle
you would rankle
they would rankle
Past Conditional
I would have rankled
you would have rankled
he/she/it would have rankled
we would have rankled
you would have rankled
they would have rankled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rankle - gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
annoy, devil, gravel, irritate, nark, rile, vex, nettle, rag, bother, chafe, get at, get to - cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

rankle

verb annoy, anger, irritate, gall, fester, embitter, chafe, irk, rile, get on your nerves (informal), piss you off (taboo slang), get your goat (slang) The only thing that rankles me is what she says about Ireland.
Translations

rankle

[ˈræŋkl] VIdoler
the fact that he won still rankles with metodavía me duele or me molesta el hecho de que él haya ganado

rankle

[ˈræŋkəl] vi [insult] → rester en travers de la gorge
it still rankles → cela reste encore en travers de la gorge
to rankle with sb
His behaviour rankles with me still → Sa conduite me reste encore en travers de la gorge.

rankle

vi to rankle (with somebody)jdn wurmen

rankle

[ˈræŋkl] vi to rankle (with sb)bruciare (a qn)
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Leaving this Parthian shaft to rankle in Anne's stormy bosom, Marilla descended to the kitchen, grievously troubled in mind and vexed in soul.
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