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Definition of rancor noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (rancour) noun
    [uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1feelings of hatred and a desire to hurt other people, especially because you think that someone has done something unfair to you synonym bitterness
  2. 2 There was rancor in his voice. They divorced with remarkably little rancor. She learned to accept criticism without rancor.
adjective a rancorous legal battle The talks became increasingly bitter and rancorous.