• Rankling Definition & Synonyms
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rankle
• Rankle Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) To become, or be, rank; to grow rank or strong; to be inflamed; to fester; -- used literally and figuratively.
- (v. t.) To cause to fester; to make sore; to inflame.
- (a.) To produce a festering or inflamed effect; to cause a sore; -- used literally and figuratively; as, a splinter rankles in the flesh; the words rankled in his bosom.