Definition of Rancorous

1. Adjective. Showing deep-seated resentment. "Preserve...from rancourous envy of the rich"

Similar to: Resentful
Derivative terms: Rancor



Definition of Rancorous

1. a. Full of rancor; evincing, or caused by, rancor; deeply malignant; implacably spiteful or malicious; intensely virulent.

Definition of Rancorous

1. Adjective. Full of rancor; bitter; unforgiving. ¹

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Definition of Rancorous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rancorous

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rancorous (current term)
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Literary usage of Rancorous

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1. The Literary History of the American Revolution, 1763-1783 by Moses Coit Tyler (1897)
"... rationalism—His defiance of authority—His demand that religious thinking be practical—His rancorous denunciation of theological rancor. IV. ..."

2. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States by United States Dept. of State, Francis Wharton, John Bassett Moore (1889)
"rancorous ami malignant passions in their own bosoms against us, and they will continue to do so a long time to come. I have the honor to be, etc., ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"Malicious, malignant, spiteful, ill- disposed, ill-natured, hostile, envious, mischievous, evil-minded, resentful, rancorous. Malice, ». ..."

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