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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will;
[syn: resentment, bitterness, gall, rancor, rancour]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rancor \Ran"cor\ (r[a^][ng]"k[~e]r), n. [Written also rancour.] [OE. rancour, OF. rancor, rancur, F. rancune, fr. L. rancor rancidity, rankness; tropically, an old grudge, rancor, fr. rancere to be rank or rancid.] The deepest malignity or spite; deep-seated enmity or malice; inveterate hatred. "To stint rancour and dissencioun." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] It would not be easy to conceive the passion, rancor, and malice of their tongues and hearts. --Burke. [1913 Webster] Syn: Enmity; hatred; ill will; malice; spite; grudge; animosity; malignity. Usage: Rancor, Enmity. Enmity and rancor both describe hostile feelings; but enmity may be generous and open, while rancor implies personal malice of the worst and most enduring nature, and is the strongest word in our language to express hostile feelings. [1913 Webster] Rancor will out; proud prelate, in thy face I see thy fury. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Rancor is that degree of malice which preys upon the possessor. --Cogan. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rancor n 1: a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will [syn: resentment, bitterness, gall, rancor, rancour]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

55 Moby Thesaurus words for "rancor": acerbity, acid, acidity, acidulousness, acrimony, animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, asperity, bad blood, bad feeling, bile, bitter feeling, bitter resentment, bitterness, bitterness of spirit, causticity, choler, enmity, feud, gall, gnashing of teeth, grudgefulness, hard feelings, hate, hatred, heartburning, hostility, ill blood, ill feeling, ill will, implacability, implacableness, irreconcilableness, malevolence, malice, malignity, rankling, resentfulness, resentment, revengefulness, slow burn, soreness, sourness, spite, spleen, unappeasableness, vendetta, vengefulness, venom, venomousness, vindictiveness, virulence, vitriol