What does rankle mean?

Definitions for rankle
ˈræŋ kəlran·kle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eat into, fret, rankle, grate(verb)

    gnaw into; make resentful or angry

    "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"

Wiktionary

  1. rankle(Verb)

    To cause irritation or deep bitterness.

    Etymology: First attested in 1320. From rancler, draoncler, from draoncle, from dracunculus, diminutive of draco.

  2. rankle(Verb)

    To fester.

    Etymology: First attested in 1320. From rancler, draoncler, from draoncle, from dracunculus, diminutive of draco.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rankle(adj)

    to become, or be, rank; to grow rank or strong; to be inflamed; to fester; -- used literally and figuratively

    Etymology: [From Rank, a.]

  2. Rankle(adj)

    to produce a festering or inflamed effect; to cause a sore; -- used literally and figuratively; as, a splinter rankles in the flesh; the words rankled in his bosom

    Etymology: [From Rank, a.]

  3. Rankle(verb)

    to cause to fester; to make sore; to inflame

    Etymology: [From Rank, a.]

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How to say rankle in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rankle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rankle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • مرتبهPersian
  • sajog, fájHungarian
  • horuMāori
  • irriteren, verergeren, steken, woekeren, twijfelen, etterenDutch
  • boleć, dręczyć, jątrzyć, zaognićPolish
  • раздражать, гноиться, терзать, мучитьRussian

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