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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To cause irritation or anger.

Usage examples (37)
  • Do not rankle the dog by pulling on its tail.
  • It was some days since I had seen Philip; but, weakly enough, I let the memory of that word rankle still.
  • Did the obvious answer to my phrase rankle you?
  • SAVIDGE: Well, as a commander, does it rankle you? for more
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