What is another word for rancour?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈankə] (IPA)

Rancour is commonly defined as a feeling of bitterness or resentment typically long-standing. There are several synonyms for this word which include animosity, bitterness, enmity, grudge, hatred, malice, resentment, spite, vendetta, and wrath. Due to this wide variety of synonyms, rancour can be expressed in many different ways. For example, one person may feel animosity towards another person, while another person may simply hold a grudge. Whether you choose to use one of these synonyms or another, it's important to remember that rancour can be a powerful emotion that can have serious consequences if not handled properly. Therefore, it's important to acknowledge and address any feelings of rancour in a healthy and constructive way.

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Usage examples for Rancour

There exists a party in cities who are animated by the most extraordinary rancour against landlords without exception-good, bad, and indifferent-just because they are landlords.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies
It is evident, indeed, from many symptoms, that Irish-American hostility to England is declining, if not in rancour, at any rate in influence.
"America To-day, Observations and Reflections"
William Archer
It seemed then, that the rancour of the blue coat against the red must have dwindled no less significantly than the rancour of the grey coat against the blue.
"America To-day, Observations and Reflections"
William Archer

Famous quotes with Rancour

  • Not too much, though there's a certain amount of rancour and bitterness when someone tries to fire you.
    Donald Sutherland
  • John Osborne spoke out in a vein of ebullient, free-wheeling rancour that betokened the arrival of something new in the theatre – a sophisticated, articulate lower-class. Most of the critics were offended by Jimmy Porter, but not on account of his anger; a working-class hero is expected to be angry. What nettled them was something quite different: his self-confidence. This was no envious inferior whose insecurity they could pity.
    John Osborne
  • The best of men have ever loved repose: They hate to mingle in the filthy fray; Where the soul sours, and gradual rancour grows, Imbitter'd more from peevish day to day.
    James Thomson (poet)
  • In their last ditch, the royalists object that this all too bloodless and practical; that people need and want the element of magic and fantasy. Nobody wants life to be charmless. But the element of fantasy and magic is as primitive as it is authentic, and there are good reasons why . When orchestrated and distributed in that way, it leads to disappointment and rancour, and can lead to the enthronement of sillier or nastier idols.
    Christopher Hitchens

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