English: what does rankle mean?

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rankle (verb):

to irritate or cause resentment, perhaps continually.

Her older sister’s privileges rankled her.


Mish, Frederick C. (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

Barber, Katherine et al. (editors). The Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins, 2006.

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