Rancor meaning

răng'kər
Rancor is a bitter and long lasting hatred.

An example of rancor is how Lex Luthor feels about Superman.

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Bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will.

He was filled with rancor after losing his job.

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A continuing and bitter hate or ill will; deep spite or malice.
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The deepest malignity or spite; deep-seated enmity or malice; inveterate hatred.

I could almost see the rancor in his eyes when he challenged me to a fight.

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Origin of rancor

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin rancid smell from Latin rancēre to stink, be rotten
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Early 13th century, from Old French rancor, from Latin rancor (“rancidity, grudge, rancor"), from ranceō (“be rotten or putrid, stink"), from which also English rancid.
    From Wiktionary