Rancid meaning

rănsĭd
Repugnant; nasty.

Rancid remarks.

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Repugnant.
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The definition of rancid is food that tastes or smells gross because of old or spoiled oil or fat.

Milk that has spoiled is an example of something that would be described as rancid.

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Having the disagreeable odor or taste of decomposing oils or fats; rank.
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Being rank in taste or smell.

The house was deserted, with a rancid half-eaten meal still on the dinner table.

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His remarks were rancid; everyone got up and left.

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Having the bad smell or taste of stale fats or oils; spoiled.
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Origin of rancid

  • Latin rancidus from rancēre to stink, be rotten

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin rancidus (“stinking, rank, rancid, offensive"), from ranceō (“to stink") (sense in Middle Latin), from whence also English rancor, in Latin used only in present participle rancens (“stinking").

    From Wiktionary