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 devastates his own kingdom in the wantonness of his force.
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. Society has the power.
"Having received the same into his hand, he asked whether they were all in charity with him, and without any enmity or rancour.
"Sir," said he, "you do ill to nurse this rancour; the people perish fighting round this our town; you would yourself chide one whom you saw shirking his part in the combat.
And Alexandrus answered, "Hector, your rebuke is just; listen therefore, and believe me when I tell you that I am not here so much through rancour or ill-will towards the Trojans, as from a desire to indulge my grief.
As the world is degrading into loath, despise, rancour and a rising right-wing, Pakistan can be an exception.
"This descent of our debate into rancour and tribal bitterness, and in some cases even vile abuse at a criminal level, is corrosive to the democratic values which we should all be seeking to uphold" Theresa May on the state of politics.
Those who expected fracas, disharmony and rancour were disappointed.
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He added that the 'false prophecy' was capable of causing rancour and panic in the state.
The chairman, however, made it quite clear that there could be argument and rancour in the closed confines of the boardroom, but when we walked out there was to be none of it and we would speak with a united voice.