Loading...

American Dictionary of the English Language

Dictionary Search

Rancor


RAN'COR, noun [Latin from ranceo, to be rank.]

1. The deepest malignity or spite; deep seated and implacable malice; inveterate enmity. [This is the strongest term for enmity which the English language supplies.]

It issues from the rancor of a villain.

2. Virulence; corruption.