Rollingword: a website about words.

For more words, see the search page.


rankle

美国发音:['ræŋk(ə)l]
英国发音:['ræŋk(ə)l] [v]
激怒;使怨恨
〔古、诗〕痛
红肿
(怨恨,失望等)使心痛,压在胸口[心头]
使人痛心,刺痛了…心,在…心头作怪;有余痛;疼痛难熬

hurt for a long time.
If something rankles you, you remember it for a long time because it has hurt you a lot. The insult that others have put you to rankles you if you cannot forget it for a long time, and continue to feel offended. Someone's bad comments rankle you if they hurt you for a long time.