1. rancid

adjective. ['ˈrænsɪd'] (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition.


  • good-natured


  • rancidus (Latin)
  • ranceo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Rancid

  • axid
  • diapsid
  • eurosid
  • flaccid
  • pepcid
  • placid
  • probenecid

How do you pronounce rancid?

Pronounce rancid as ˈrænsɪd.

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Sentences with rancid

1. Noun, singular or mass
When the oil is stored for too long, it can become oxidized or rancid.

2. Noun, plural
Throw them away if they smell rancid.

3. Adjective
Over time, the oils in the seeds can turn rancid, giving them a spoiled taste.

4. Verb, base form
Roasted nuts will become rancid more quickly than raw nuts and should be consumed within three weeks of roasting.

2. rancid

adjective. ['ˈrænsɪd'] smelling of fermentation or staleness.


  • sour
  • ill-smelling
  • malodorous
  • unpleasant-smelling
  • malodourous


  • good
  • sweet
  • tasteless
  • unsoured


  • rancidus (Latin)
  • ranceo (Latin)