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Below you will find the definition of rancor, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
EXAMPLES - Rancor in a Sentence
- John McCain promised to end "rancor" in Washington. (source)
- See, I actually thought "rancor" was also the plural. (source)
- And it will involve the kind of rancor our president does not favor. (source)
- Jefferson is calling the rancor, and I'm quoting now, "politics as usual." (source)
- Mr. ORNSTEIN: There's going to be much more rancor and division inside Congress. (source)
- Zagel noted they have reached the impasse without "rancor," or heated infighting. (source)
- He had the gall, after kneecapping Bush, to demand a halt to "rancor" and "partisanship." (source)
- All of the rancor is driving a stake deep into hopes of any progress on any of those fronts. (source)
- For some of us it may take longer than others but eventually one must cast aside adolescent rancor. (source)
- "rancor" and "malice" of his assertions, and represented their injurious influence to members of Congress. (source)
- I can't help but wonder if this wouldn't have happened if not for all the rancor from the Lamont challenge in 2006. (source)
- The announcement was greeted with a mixture of praise, skepticism and rancor, which is familiar territory for Venter. (source)
- There is 'rancor' when a Depleted Uranium shell hits a civilian home in a nation illegally invaded and illegally occupied too, bro. (source)
- What's been impressively adult has been his efforts to fix the damage and move on, generally with an absolute minimum of partisan rancor. (source)
- Still, if the rancor at the debate was any indication, the two remain locked in a contest that looks to be among the closest in the country (source)
- This month has been marked by rancor between the governor and the Democrat-dominated delegation over what he claims Washington owes California. (source)
- Exactly the same kind of rancor arose over the aluminum iMacs almost a year and a half ago and there are still no aluminum iMacs with matte screens. (source)
- Yes, we can all get along - except for those Washington worrywarts too busy pissing on the very same right-wing 'rancor' that is fueling 2010's GOP comeback. " (source)
- Per CNBC, whose David Faber reamed a victim earlier for not holding any "rancor" against the Master, Madoff has stated: "I operated a Ponzi scheme for many years. (source)
- The Americans were accused of poor sportsmanship, an episode that recalled the rancor at the Ryder Cup a year ago when a celebrating U.S. team surged onto the green. (source)
- To prove Edelman's lack of "rancor," and to illustrate the ostensible symmetry between Polish and Jewish "extremists," Davies resorts to outright textual falsification. (source)
- Those laws are part of Ehrlich's legacy, but even he says they offer a rather incomplete picture of his four rancor-filled years as Maryland's first Republican governor in a generation. (source)
- Leaving aside the insidious rancor and racial hostilities that have attached themselves to the outskirts of the growing movement, Letterman did a good job of getting to a few core issues. (source)
- His strategy has been reduced to a Nixonian cultural war coupled with Rovean partisanship designed to divide the nation he claims to love, all as he cynically promises to end the "rancor" in Washington. (source)
- I can't see him as a very important figure in a party that will be in a civil war highlighted by the worst kind of rancor and backstabbing unless he's just going to give lessons in rancor and backstabbing. (source)
- Partisan rancor occurs when the leadership of one party or both chooses to emphasize a legislative agenda upon which there can be no compromise at the expense of bringing to the floor more agreeable initiatives. (source)
- Child prostitution and exploitation, pandemic drunken rancor, constant violent internecine territorial struggles and chronic spousal and child abuse are characteristic of Chiapas, especially among the indigenous. (source)
- After days of confusion and rancor, President Obama swept into the meeting at the eleventh hour, crashed a backroom meeting, and hammered out an agreement on how to help get the world on track to address climate change. (source)
- Enthusiasm is a machine that wears out, and then a man begins to be aware of coercion; and the sense of being coerced is enough to produce in his mind that combination of docility and rancor which is typical of slaves. " (source)
- An opening to the community, I think, also has to address the rancor, the controversy that has grown up about this building, fears that some in the community have that need to be addressed - and no better place than here. (source)
- Ted Strickland on Monday, Dec. 21, bemoaned growing political "rancor" but that didn't stop the Democratic governor from taking after "hot-headed Republicans" who criticized his successful plan to fill an $851 million budget hole. (source)
- Thirteenth-century kings of England and France were sometimes depicted as shocked, irate, and vengeful on hearing the rumors, as shown by Philip Augustus's "rancor" in Guillaume's text amd by Henry III's outburst in the ballad of Hugh of Lincoln. (source)
- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has halted development of a technology program used to flag suspicious trading because of an $11 million cut in its technology budget, increasing rancor within the small agency about how it should spend its money. (source)
- As expected, the establishment media has gone into whitewash overdrive, characterizing the emails as evidence of "rancor" amongst the climate community and focusing on some of the lesser emails while ignoring the true significance of what has been revealed. (source)
- In a tumultuous month of racial discourse -- the pro-slavery sentiments of the Tea Party Express leader, the smearing of Shirley Sherrod, the faux-troversy over "New Black Panthers," the ratcheting of anti-immigrant rancor -- a refrain of outrage has become the norm. (source)
- Attempts on behalf of the establishment media to characterize the scandal as "rancor" amongst scientists completely obfuscates the real issue, which is the fact that man-made climate change proponents gamed their data models to make them produce the results they wanted. (source)
- I don't understand what's happened to people, and knowing full well that this climate of political rancor is nothing new in our young democracy does nothing to assuage the absolute screaming terror that what we see in the now is only a preview of what my kids will face in the future. (source)
- But I would argue -- and maybe Charlie disagrees with me as a good Republican -- that the subtext of this message is I'm going to bring something new to Washington in place of Clinton, but I'm not bringing the kind of rancor that we heard on both sides of the aisle over the last several years. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "rancor" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 41 synonyms for rancor.
acerbity, acrimony, animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, bad blood, bile, dudgeon, enmity, grudge, hardness of heart, harshness, hate, hatred, hostility, ill feeling, ill will, malevolence, malice, malignity, mordacity, pique, resentfulness, resentment, retaliation, revengefulness, ruthlessness, spite, spitefulness, spleen, umbrage, uncharitableness, unfriendliness, variance, vengeance, vengefulness, venom, vindictiveness, virulence
We have 11 antonyms for rancor.
friendliness, friendship, good will, happiness, kindness, like, liking, love, loving, respect, sympathy
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of rancor from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will. See Synonyms at enmity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The deepest malignity or spite; deep-seated enmity or malice; inveterate hatred.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The deepest malignity or spite; deep-seated enmity or malice; inveterate hatred.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Sourness; bitterness.
- (noun) Rankling malice or spitefulness; bitter animosity; in general, a soured or cankered disposition, inciting to vindictive action or speech; a nourished hatred or grudge.
- (noun) Synonyms Asperity, Harshness, etc. (see acrimony), Illwill, Enmity, etc. (see animosity), gall, spleen, spite, spitefulness, rankling, hate, hatred, malevolence, bad blood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will