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Definition 1: gnaw into; make resentful or angry - [verb of emotion]

Samples where rankle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The injustice rankled her
  • his resentment festered

Synonyms for rankle in the sense of this definition

(rankle is a kind of ...) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

"Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me" "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

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