The noun rancor is the bitterness, ill will, hatred or unfriendly feelings towards a person or a thing.

Synonyms are hostility, enmity, spite, or malice.

The word origins from the Old French (1200) rancor meaning “bitterness, resentment, grief, affliction” borrowed from Late Latin rancorem (nominative rancor) meaning “rancidness, a stinking smell” (Palladius). It also means “to stink” deriving from Latin rancere.

I expected her to speak with rancor but she didn’t. She must have forgiven him already.

Her expression screams nothing but rancor.

Is it possible to settle without rancor? Let’s calm ourselves first, please.