Meaning of rankle
Pronunciation: (rang'kul), [key]
— v., -kled, -kling.
- (of unpleasant feelings, experiences, etc.) to continue to cause keen irritation or bitter resentment within the mind; fester; be painful.
- to cause keen irritation or bitter resentment in: His colleague's harsh criticism rankled him for days.
- rankle (Thesaurus)