V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: strong, bitter feelings of resentment

Synonyms: resentment, antagonism, animosity, antipathy, hostility, hatred, enmity

Antonyms: affection, friendship, love, good will

Tips: Rancor is a very strong word, used to denote ill will because of resentment. It is related to the word rancid, which denotes a bitter or offensive smell.

Usage Examples:

Surprisingly, there was no rancor between the prosecution and defense attorneys once the trial ended. (animosity, hostility)

Her rancor for her opponent was deep-seated and was fed by feelings of hostility, carried over from their past encounters. (antipathy, resentment)

Voters are tired of the rancor and partisan atmosphere in Washington DC. (antipathy, hostility)

I donít think they could ever reconcile their differences and get over their rancor toward one another. (resentment, enmity)

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