[ US /ˈɹæŋkəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈæŋkə‍l/ ]
  1. gnaw into; make resentful or angry
    The injustice rankled her
    his resentment festered
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How To Use rankle In A Sentence

  • It rankled to be called tenderfoot by a slender chit of a woman. Smoke Bellew
  • Her absence from the country clearly rankles. Times, Sunday Times
  • What really rankles is the loss of the idea that these bodies are broadly representative of the communities they serve.
  • Your bank statements provide some compensation, but it still rankles.
  • There is something about Arsenal which clearly rankles. The Sun
  • Edison's corporate identity also rankles the students and is one of the major themes of their rallies and meetings.
  • Defeat clearly still rankles deeply. Times, Sunday Times
  • What really rankles with many is the never-ending lifespan of these serials.
  • The injustice rankled her
  • This clearly still rankles with him. Times, Sunday Times
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