bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice.
Also, especially British, rancour.
rancored; especially British, rancoured, adjective
bitterness, spite, venom, animosity. See malevolence.
Malevolence, malignity, rancor suggest the wishing of harm to others.
Malevolence is a smoldering ill will: a vindictive malevolence in her expression.
Malignity is a deep-seated and virulent disposition to injure; it is more dangerous than malevolence, because it is not only more completely concealed but it often instigates harmful acts: The malignity of his nature was shocking.
Rancor is a lasting, corrosive, and implacable hatred and resentment.
Whatever the fate of Neil LaBute's Yank remake of The Wicker Man—which Warner Bros. is releasing this Friday (without advance press screenings) —it's unlikely to generate the enduring passion and rancor inspired by the 1973 occult classic.
Other British films, such as Peeping Tom, The Devils, Straw Dogs, and A Clockwork Orange, steeped in violence and sexual sadism, have been more controversial; Get Carter, [lionized] by the '90s lad fad, has similarly gained in retrospective glory.
But The Wicker Man's genre-bending, thematic daring, and tortuous history have made it the U.K.'s definitive cult movie. Equally admired by witchcraft geeks and cineastes, though critically neglected, it has spawned two books, three documentaries, websites, and fan conventions.
vehement, besides a sense of disdain
To detes[t a] combination of ignorance and arrogance.
a deep-rooted horror or sense of repugnance
Nature abhors [a] vacuum.
express repulsion toward something thought of as unworthy, unlucky
To abominate [treachery].
to [hold] a grudge against a former opponent.
after he and Gillespie come to a [grudging] understanding of one another
El Mariachi is a [reminder] of the cinema's simpler pleasures, where bad guys carry guns and [grudges],
The two [tribes] feuded with each other for generations.
as do others involving a [sisterly] feud between Sylvia and Coco.
This is a reference to Eazy-E, Ice Cube's former N.W.A. band mate, with whom he was [feuding] at the time of the movie.