Part of speech:
Causing extreme irritation or chagrin; vexing:
To equip with a grate.
To ornament with a fret
To annoy, harass, or tease
To anger or irritate.
To pester or annoy persistently or incessantly.
To irritate; annoy; vex
The definition of irk is to annoy.
To be affected by inflammation.
Embitter is defined as to cause someone to feel resentful or angry, or to give something a sharp taste.
To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort:
To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.
To cause to feel shame, humiliation, chagrin, etc.; injure the pride or self-respect of
To have or cause pain
Bother is defined as annoy, worry, or cause discomfort.
To please greatly:
Find another word for rankling. In this page you can discover 23 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for rankling, like: disturbing, festering, galling, irritating, grating, fretting, vexing, tormenting, riling, plaguing and nettling.