- Rancor is a bitter and long lasting hatred.
An example of rancor is how Lex Luthor feels about Superman.
rancor definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English rancour ; from Old French rancor ; from Late Latin rankness, in Ecclesiastical Late Latin rancor ; from Classical Latin rancere, to be rank
rancor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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