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rankle (verb), rankles; rankled; rankling
1. To cause persistent feelings of bitterness, resentment, or anger: The negative comments about her husband's family by the joker rankled Mildred for a long time.
2. To become sore or inflamed; to fester a part of the body: A sore that festers and gets worse and worse rankles as it gets more infected.
3. Etymology: from Old French rancler, from draoncle. "abscess, festering sore" which came from Latin dracunculus, "little snake" from draco, draconis, "serpent, dragon".
To cause irritation or resentment.
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To cause sore feelings.
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