Know Your Next Word : rancor

6. rancor :

noun :

1. bitter

2. long-lasting ill will or resentment

3. malice

usage :

  • The mutual rancor felt by the two nations eventually led to war.

  • Jeremy's success produced such feelings of rancor in Jessica, his rival, that she was never able to tolerate being in the same room with him again.

  • To feel rancor is to be rancorous.

  • The rancorous public exchanges between the two competing boxers are strictly for show. Outside the ring, they are the best of friends.

  • It would not be easy to conceive the passion, rancor and malice of their tongues and hearts.

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