Rancid is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of rancid, followed by 44 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition
EXAMPLES - Rancid in a Sentence
- The heavy odor of rancid oil hung in the dank air. (source)
- NOTE: For rancid = 2.3, you must use expect = 5.40. (source)
- He always looks like he just got a whiff of rancid butt. (source)
- Brown rice also becomes rancid more quickly than white rice. (source)
- In the rancid and brief words of the bureaucracy, it explained: (source)
- All I can think of is 'rancid' and I'm plaguy sure 'tain't THAT. " (source)
- She was very dirty and smelt abominably of some kind of rancid oil. (source)
- The smell hit him immediately, a rancid fetid odor of rot and decay. (source)
- A pungent reek of some kind of rancid fat or oil assailed his nostrils. (source)
- Yikes, Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts replaced her skin with rancid latex - (source)
- Mailman maintains an archive of the rancid lists, which is accessible via the web at (source)
- "They're perishable, so keep them refrigerated so they won't go rancid," Bowden says. (source)
- Like so many of Scheider's roles, it was a performance oozing with oily, rancid charm. (source)
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: example router config diffs Precedence: bulk Index: (source)
- We have the standard mailing lists for those interested; rancid-announce and rancid-discuss. (source)
- The smell of rancid decay wafted toward Dewey as the hum of blue-black flies buzzed in his ear. (source)
- I can't imagine why anybody who really doesn't hate Jews would make such a false and rancid claim. (source)
- Struggling to his feet, he stumbled free of the rancid hillock and gathered the Veritable in his arms. (source)
- Then they like to hurl packets of smelly foods such as rancid butter and other food items at the fishermen. (source)
- Then the early forays into exporting were met with incredible market resistance as the product was just rancid. (source)
- But if the expressions of opinion are in rancid tones, then just like the stench of carion, people are turned away. (source)
- "I don't hear any United States senator saying the valuable efforts of UJC are considered some kind of rancid pork," he said. (source)
- I would rather not choke through blue or black rancid smoke from inefficient cars; but nothing is free any more except a smile. (source)
- But Sherman's research resurrected the critters, and 15 years ago he created a "medical maggot" nursery, using rancid liver as food. (source)
- Refuse was piled high all around-rancid filth left to rot in the ungodly heat-and they had to pick their way through it as they went. (source)
- Fathers who muck rancid stalls for a living are less likely to want their children to delay kindergarten; they need the free child care. (source)
- Save for a few pockets of rancid blue, the oceans themselves were green from a surfeit of drifting plant life that nearly strangled the waters. (source)
- Sodium Benzoate Biologically based waxes are great for holding medicines in a spreadable cream form, but they go rancid if left around too long. (source)
- She and five of her children stayed in a small room with peeling paint, bloodstains on the mattress and a rancid smell coming from some liquid in the closet. (source)
- That applies in spades to PaQui, which had a chloriney nose, a slightly rancid aftertaste, and a syrupy sweetness that covered up almost all of the alcoholic "burn." (source)
- If you have experienced rancid (or more precisely, telnet) hanging on a solaris 2.6 box; check to be sure you have the following two patches installed (see showrev -p). (source)
- The large spill temporarily closed the area around 14th and U streets and left a blocks-long slick that smelled like a combination of rancid paint and the inside of an old boot. (source)
- Our version has added functions, supports cisco, juniper, and foundry and uses the login scripts that come with rancid; so it can use telnet or ssh to connect to your devices(s). (source)
- It's been over a week now since President Obama entered the enemy's camp and delivered his magisterial demolition of the rancid core principles of the Republican "loyal opposition." (source)
- Beneath these rotating forms were names, tags, locations, proxy thumbnails, evaluation scores, and the first few lines of detailed, varied, but universally rancid personal histories. (source)
- The audio's not working on my laptop right now, so I don't know whether that's a fair description or not, but I post it here just because I'm not afraid of the truth, however "rancid" the truth may be: (source)
- The Daily Beast's Tina Brown writing, "Someone should pluck the combustible Alaskan away from whatever rancid talk show she's headed for and make her watch what real female power looks like, mainly Hillary Clinton." (source)
- In the following installments I will explore the meat of his argument (best described as rancid and decaying), which centered on criticism of various hominid fossils and a few arguments mirroring those presented by Jonathan Wells 'book (source)
- The noise and stench were awful; metal clanging against metal, arrows piercing leather and skin, men and women screaming and shouting, punctuated with Kel's war shrieks and the cries of the raptors - old and new sweat, blood, rancid grease, churned mud. (source)
- In some animals it may be produced by momentary contact; it descends to other animals of various descriptions; there is no doubt that it is occasionally hereditary: it is generated by effluvia of many various kinds; almost every kind of rancid or stimulating food is the parent of it. (source)
- Why is it that when progressives talk about the benefits our country could reap from say, investing in mass transit, or overhauling our school lunch program so that it might actually nourish our kids instead of poison them, too many folks on the right start to spew the kind of rancid rhetoric I've quoted here? (source)
- Cocoa-butter in itself is quite harmless -- usually non-irritating (unless it is "rancid") -- and it gives some mechanical protection, in the same way as vaseline or any kind of fat or oil would do, provided, of course, it is in the right place to catch and entangle the spermatazoa and thus prevent their uniting with the ovum. (source)
- Honestly, if they erected a lava-spewing pointy-nailed Aggro Crag at the 50-yard line and forced a naked Haynesworth to scale it using only his teeth while being pelted with giant radioactive dodge balls filled with rancid milk, fans would still probably leave disappointed, and would write anonymous blog comments complaining that the team had let him off so easy. (source)
- And to hear tonight that what the Republicans are planning to do, we just heard that report, that they are planning to have -- put $1 million into each congressional campaign district that's tight and spend it all on negative advertising, that's -- and you will see the Democrats doing much the same thing -- that's the kind of rancid politics that I think just turns everybody off, and it does make it hard to plan for the future. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 44 example sentences provided below is 58.0, which suggests that "rancid" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 46 synonyms for rancid.
bad, carious, contaminated, curdled, decomposing, disagreeable, disgusting, evil-smelling, feculent, fetid, foul, frowzy, fusty, gamy, high, impure, loathsome, malodorous, moldy, musty, nasty, nidorous, noisome, noxious, off, offensive, olid, polluted, putrefactive, putrefied, putrescent, putrid, rank, reeky, repulsive, sharp, smelly, sour, soured, stale, stinking, strong, tainted, turned, unhealthy, whiffy
We have 6 antonyms for rancid.
clean, fresh, new, perfumed, pure, sweet
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of rancid from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Having the disagreeable odor or taste of decomposing oils or fats; rank.
- (adjective) Repugnant; nasty: rancid remarks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Being rank in taste or smell.
- (adjective) offensive
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Having a rank smell or taste, from chemical change or decomposition; musty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Rankly offensive to the senses; having a tainted smell or taste; fetid or soured from chemical change.
- (None) Repulsive to the moral sense; disgusting; loathsome.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition
- (adjective) smelling of fermentation or staleness