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  • n. The characteristic of being rancid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being rancid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being rancid; rancidity.

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

  • n. the property of being rancid


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  • First, let's all agree that the rancidness of the ad is now beyond debate, not withstanding Deutsch's characterization of the thing on national television as "stunningly brilliant."

    How Could Tiger, Nike and Donny Be So Dumb?

  • Three or four of my bosses at work have spent many years perfecting that exquisite combination of stale beer, ciggies, coffee, natto, and general mouth rancidness that make my eyes water at twenty paces!

    Stench of death evokes images of summer

  • TO NEW READERS: For those of you unfamiliar with the festering rancidness and mind-melting stupidity of Kathy "Five Feet of Bowel Obstruction" Shaidle, well, this is what happens when you take a few days off and leave Kathy with the keys to the blog.

    Vote early. Vote often.

  • Go in with a mop & give the rancidness a good scrubbing?

    Philocrites: We don't wish to alarm you, but...

  • The still air held unfamiliar scents of food, but without the rancidness of grease, and there was little hint of chaos about the premises-except for the thin residual whiteness that seemed everywhere in Swartheld.

    Wellspring of Chaos

  • The chute tugged at his large body prior to collapsing in the surrounding rancidness.


  • He tasted the rancidness of his own sweat as it poured from his body like sheets of monsoon rain.


  • From this food their flesh has contracted a rancidness which occasions them to be rejected by nicer judges of eating, who thought them before a delicate dish.

    The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1

  • But the aroma of rancidness and decay you sense is not emanating from Sarah Palin's side of the aisle.

    Random Jottings

  • Good lord, too much rancidness here … give Schwarzenegger a break …. ninjapirate on February 24, 2010 at 5: 00 PM

    Jihad Monitor


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