What is another word for rancor?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈankə] (IPA)

Rancor, a feeling of deep and bitter anger and resentment, can be described in various ways using different synonyms. Hatred, animosity, antipathy, bitterness, enmity, loathing, acrimony, malice, spite, venom, and resentment are some of the words that can be used to express rancor. Hatred denotes a strong dislike or intense ill will towards an individual or group, while animosity represents strong hostility or enmity between two parties. Antipathy is a feeling of aversion or strong dislike towards someone or something. Bitterness and enmity depict long-standing resentments and lasting hostilities. Loathing indicates extreme disgust or hatred towards someone, whereas acrimony refers to harsh and bitter ill feeling. Malice and spite connote ill will and desire for harm or revenge. Finally, venom and resentment represent strong and lasting feelings of hatred and anger.

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What are the hypernyms for Rancor?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for rancor?

Rancor, meaning bitterness or resentment, has several antonyms that convey positivity, such as goodwill, kindness, love, and affection. These words are used to distinguish from any negative feelings towards others, indicating friendliness and benevolence instead. Additionally, peacefulness, harmony, cordiality, and amicability could also be used as antonyms for rancor since they denote a state of tranquility and understanding between individuals. Mutual respect, respectfulness, and civility are further antonyms as they imply behaviors and attitudes of civility towards others, even if there may be disagreements or differences. Using these antonyms for rancor can lead to more pleasant and harmonious interactions, fostering a better understanding and appreciation between people.

What are the antonyms for Rancor?

Usage examples for Rancor

There are but few men of the past of whom the church boasts to-day, who have not at some time been pointed at as heretics by orthodox antagonists excited by party rancor.
"Theological Essays"
Charles Bradlaugh
Mrs. Huntington spoke with a rancor that was really astounding to Molly, whose own mother was so different that the girl had an idea that all mothers must have some of Mrs. Brown's qualities.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home"
Nell Speed
"You win," conceded the older man, without rancor.
"From the Car Behind"
Eleanor M. Ingram

Famous quotes with Rancor

  • I have closed that page of my life without rancor. I do not disown any of the work done.
    Riccardo Muti
  • The dragon spits fire, what extinguishes its tears. When we live in rancor, we are born to be old. (Le dragon crache du feu, - Ce qui éteint ses larmes. - Quand on vit de rancune, - On naît pour être vieux.)
    Charles de LEUSSE
  • "The Vigils are more important than the school," Archie snapped. "You should have come to me, Carter. Told me your doubts. I'm not the enemy. Instead, you went to the enemy-" "I thought it was the right thing to do." "The right thing to do," Archie mocked. "You guys make me want to vomit. With your precious honor and pride. Football hero. Boxing champ. Strutting the campus with your chest out and your head high. Carter, the ace of aces..." Carter had never heard such rancor, such venom in Archie's voice, Archie, who was always so cool, so detached, like he had been a moment before.
    Robert Cormier
  • He neither seeks nor avoids talking about his enemies. When he does speak of them, it is with pride without disdain, humor without rancor, reproach without bitterness, frankness without spite. And in the same way, he speaks of his rivals for glory only with deserved praises that conceal no hidden venom, which can certainly not be said of the praise they sometimes give him. But what I find in him that is most rare in an Author and and even in a sensitive man is the most perfect tolerance in matters of feelings and opinions, and the putting aside of all partisan spirit, even in his own favor; wanting freely to state his opinion and his reasons when the issue demands it, and even doing so with passion when his heart is agitated; but not blaming people for not adopting what he feels any more than he puts up with anyone's wish to deprive him of his feeling; and giving everyone the same freedom of thought as he insists on having for himself. I hear everyone talk about tolerance, but he is the only truly tolerant person I have known.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • The author of the Laws was a disgruntled old man, full of political rancor, fearing and hating the crowd and above all their demagogues; his prejudices had crystallized and he had become an old doctrinaire, unable to see anything but the reflections of his own personality and to hear anything but the echoes of his own thoughts.

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