- Rancor is a bitter and long lasting hatred.
An example of rancor is how Lex Luthor feels about Superman.
Origin: Middle English rancour from Old French rancor from LL, rankness, inch(es) LL(Ec), rancor from Classical Latin rancere, to be rank
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Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin, rancid smell, from Latin rancēre, to stink, be rotten.
- ranˈcor·ous adjective
- ranˈcor·ous·ly adverb
- ranˈcor·ous·ness noun