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ˈræŋ kər əsran·corous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rancorousadjective

    showing deep-seated resentment

    "preserve...from rancourous envy of the rich"- Aldous Huxley


  1. rancorousadjective

    Full of rancor; bitter; unforgiving.

    rancorous speech

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rancorousadjective

    Malignant; malicious; spiteful in the utmost degree.

    Etymology: from rancour.

    So flam’d his eyen with rage and rancorous ire. Fa. Qu.

    Because I cannot
    Duck with French nods and apish courtesy,
    I must be held a rancorous enemy. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    The most powerful of these were Pharisees and Sadduces; of whose chief doctrines some notice is taken by the evangelists, as well as of their rancorous opposition to the gospel of Christ. Gilbert West, on the Resurrection.


  1. rancorous

    Rancorous refers to exhibiting intense bitterness, resentment or malice. It describes a deep-seated ill will or hostility.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rancorousadjective

    full of rancor; evincing, or caused by, rancor; deeply malignant; implacably spiteful or malicious; intensely virulent

  2. Etymology: [OF. rancuros.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rancorous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rancorous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. epidemic
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    • C. elusive
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