To cause keen irritation or bitter resentment in.

“So what? She’s been with a dog. I wouldn’t let it rankle you.”

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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Rankle.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/rankle. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “rankle”, accessed October 4, 2023, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/rankle.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Rankle. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved October 4, 2023, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/rankle

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