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rankle

ran·kle

rankle

 
pronunciation:
raeng kl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: rankled, rankles, rankling
definition: to cause continual bother or resentment.
The argument still rankles, though it happened last month.
similar words:
annoy
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to irritate; annoy.
She rankled me with her absurd questions.
similar words:
gall, needle, nettle, rasp
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derivation: ranklingly (adv.)