HyperDic: rankle

English > 1 sense of the word rankle:
VERBemotionrankle, eat into, fret, grategnaw into
rankle > pronunciation
Soundsrae'ngkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > rankle: 1 sense > verb 1, emotion
Meaninggnaw into; make resentful or angry.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will rankle him
Example"The injustice rankled her"
Synonymseat into, fret, grate
Broaderannoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devilCause annoyance in
Spanishamargar, carcomer, crispar, roer, supurar
Catalanamargar, crispar

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