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Characterized by bitterness or resentment:‘sixteen miserable months of rancorous disputes’‘a rancorous debate’
bitter, spiteful, hateful, resentful, acrimonious, malicious, malevolent, malign, malignant, hostile, antipathetic, venomous, poisonous, vindictive, evil-intentioned, ill-natured, baleful, vengeful, vitriolic, virulent, pernicious, mean, nastybitchy, cattymalefic, maleficentView synonyms
- ‘Just as we need a new tone in Washington, we also need a new tone in discussing energy and the environment, one that is less suspicious, less punitive, less rancorous.’
- ‘There were rancorous battles over pronunciation.’
- ‘The rest of the piece was less rancorous, and I suggest you read the whole thing, to understand what I was trying to say.’
- ‘He would often describe his wartime experiences in caustic, funny terms that would turn bitter and rancorous.’
- ‘It seems to be aiming for a modern Catcher in the Rye with its sardonic, rancorous, troubled kid character.’
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