Definitions

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  • adj. Full of rancor; bitter; unforgiving.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of rancor; evincing, or caused by, rancor; deeply malignant; implacably spiteful or malicious; intensely virulent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of rancor; implacably spiteful or malicious; intensely virulent.
  • Synonyms See rancor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. showing deep-seated resentment

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Examples

  • Cause litigation firms on the left and the right engage in rancorous legal fights around the nation on a range of subjects, seeking to further their agendas, from teaching creationism, to overturning SEC regulations, to fighting affirmative action, to promoting (or opposing) gay marriage.

    Balkinization

  • And do you assign any responsibility to yourself for what this morning you described as the rancorous mood in Washington today?

    Press Conference By The President

  • The meeting, one said later, was "rancorous" - and the winner was Brzezinski, who still hoped for a pro-American military coup to restore order, and persuaded Carter to veto the plan.

    New Statesman

  • What makes this discussion so rancorous is the way it’s been framed.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Health Insurance and Pharma Stocks Rise, US Treasuries Sink in Reponse to Obama Care:

  • John A. Kitzhaber D, vice chairman of the NGA's Health and Human Services Committee, referring to the rancorous debate over health care that persists on Capitol Hill.

    Governors differ on extent of flexibility for Medicaid

  • Foreign Minister Murray McCully said Monday he was not satisfied the wording of the review would prevent the conference from "descending into the same kind of rancorous and unproductive debate that took place in 2001."

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  • Mr McCully said New Zealand would not attend because he was not satisfied the wording of the draft declaration would prevent the conference from "descending into the same kind of rancorous and unproductive debate that took place in 2001".

    TUMEKE!

  • New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully said Monday he was not satisfied the wording of the draft statement would prevent the conference from "descending into the same kind of rancorous and unproductive debate that took place in 2001."

    News from www.muscatinejournal.com

  • "I am not satisfied that the wording emerging from preparatory discussions will prevent the Review Conference from descending into the same kind of rancorous and unproductive debate that took place in 2001," Mr McCully said.

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  • I've been scratching my head trying to figure out what is so "rancorous" and "disastrous" about the CPAC speech from Rush, or for that matter what some folks 'problem is with the man.

    Lone Star Times

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