- Bitterness or resentfulness, especially when long-standing: he spoke without rancorMore example sentences
- This would have stripped the bitter racial rancor out of the affirmative action debate.
- There have been disagreements over the years, but never rancor or distrust.
- Today, he still rejoices in his success but bears no rancour against those who delayed the day of his vindication.
Middle English: via Old French from late Latin rancor 'rankness', (in the Vulgate 'bitter grudge'), related to Latin rancidus 'stinking'.