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rankle

Synonyms of rankle in English:

verb

  • 1 she'd always rankled certain people with her independence and forthrightness
    cause resentment to, annoy, upset, anger, irritate, offend, affront, displease, provoke, irk, vex, pique, nettle, gall
    informal rile, miff, peeve, aggravate, tick off
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