from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Marked by or infected with canker; ulcerous.
- adjective Causing canker; ulcerating.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Of the nature of or resembling canker; corrosive; ulcerous; gangrenous: as, a cankerous sore or eruption.
- Causing canker; chafing; corroding; ulcerating.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Affecting like a canker.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Infected with
- adjective Causing canker;
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective having an ulcer or canker
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I suspect the cause of much of all this (if you exclude the cankerous meddlings of that fetid pile of manure called politicians) seems to be the constant drive for change – pushed on by the mistaken belief that to get promoted you have to change things.
Further reflecting the Order's teachings, only the sinful were shown naked, so that all could see their detestable cankerous bodies.
In health care, lockstep Republican opposition caused months of delay, and empowered the likes of Connecticut's embittered Senator Joe Lieberman and Nebraska's compromised Ben Nelson to exact cankerous concessions to forge a super-majority.
Aye, and worse: cankerous things from the Hell of Eternal Torment, summoned in the Age of Darkness when Drakorian, the Mage of Night, unleashed his wrath upon the world of men.
In health care, lockstep Republican opposition caused months of delay, and empowered the likes of Connecticut\'s embittered Senator Joe Lieberman and Nebraska\'s compromised Ben Nelson to exact cankerous concessions to forge a super-majority.
I thought I'd join the callous, cankerous, and cantankerous commenters' point of view for a change to see how it felt.
The stench emanating from the cankerous sores, feces, urine, and rotting corpses will be immense, but like their brethren pigs who also have highly developed senses of smell, the dogs will simply need to live with the fetid air and pneumonia they develop.
But due to our extraordinary wealth and power, insatiable avarice, hostility towards life, and obscene appetites for consumption, the United States is more akin to a cankerous fist-sized boil, oozing pus and reeking with infection.
Bush and the moneyed interests for whom he is fronting are inflicting gaping, cankerous wounds upon humanity and the Earth.
She should be scorned for the cankerous cretin that she is.