[ UK /ɹˈɑːnkɐ/ ]
  1. a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
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How To Use rancour In A Sentence

  • The affair ended in rancour and recrimination. Times, Sunday Times
  • What’s getting lost in the rancor is that we are Americans (apologies to the non-American posters here). Think Progress » Obama bumper sticker fuels violent political road rage in Tennessee.
  • It was the passionate, slightly muddled rancour of a disappointed man.
  • It is such a mouth as we can imagine some remorseless inquisitor to have had -- that is, not an inquisitor filled with holy zeal for what he mistakenly thought the cause of Christ demanded, but a spleeny, envious, rancorous shaveling, who tortured men from hatred of their superiority to him, and sheer love of inflicting pain. Andersonville — Volume 1
  • The majority of his appointees have been approved, and they have been approved with no public rancor or bitter political warfare.
  • It was the passionate, slightly muddled rancour of a disappointed man.
  • Obama's dignified elevation of our national discourse through honesty, depth, and nuance was greeted by ratings-esurient tabloid news, race-baiting commentary, and rancorous replay of Wright -- ad nauseam. Shaun Jacob Halper: Beyond Jeremiah: A New Kind of Media for Obama's New Kind of Politics
  • Their failure is not simply one of crabbiness or rancour; it's a failure of imagination.
  • Had there been, we would certainly have heard about them, read about the revelations of former friends, or the gossip of rancorous palace servants, and seen the pictures spread in glorious technicolour across the pages of the press. Prince William: how he has coped with a life in the spotlight
  • Cause litigation firms on the left and the right engage in rancorous legal fights around the nation on a range of subjects, seeking to further their agendas, from teaching creationism, to overturning SEC regulations, to fighting affirmative action, to promoting (or opposing) gay marriage. Balkinization
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