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See definition of cankerous on Dictionary.com
  • as indestructive
  • as inulcerous

synonyms for cankerous

  • adverse
  • corrosive
  • detrimental
  • hostile
  • negative
  • offensive
  • troublesome
  • vicious
  • abrasive
  • antagonistic
  • caustic
  • contrary
  • deleterious
  • derogatory
  • discouraging
  • discrediting
  • erosive
  • injurious
  • invalidating
  • opposed
  • undermining
  • helcoid
  • ulcerated

antonyms for cankerous

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  • advantageous
  • agreeable
  • friendly
  • gentle
  • good
  • helpful
  • kind
  • nice
  • aiding
  • assisting
  • building
  • creative
  • encouraging
  • hopeful
  • positive
  • productive
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    How to use cankerous in a sentence

    He determined—in the Paris way—to put an end to his cankerous hope, and to his life—together.
    HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE VOL. IV, NO. 19, DEC 1851VARIOUS
    His heart was stirred to its depths by the reference to the past trouble which lay like a cankerous sore so deep down in it.
    THE TWINS OF SUFFERING CREEKRIDGWELL CULLUM
    Anger and Worry are Parasites Anger and worry are as much parasites as are the cankerous worms that attack plants.
    MENTICULTUREHORACE FLETCHER
    But the lovely aromas in that enchanted air did at last seem to dispel, for a moment, the cankerous thing in his soul.
    MOBY DICK; OR THE WHALEHERMAN MELVILLE
    The most cankerous conflict of the age might have been spared and the problems resulting therefrom less perplexing.
    LINCOLN, THE POLITICIANT. AARON LEVY
    But when the consciousness of possession became marred by a cankerous doubt, such rumours were very important.
    HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHTANTHONY TROLLOPE
    Its cankerous breath had not blown upon her soul and blighted it; the worm had not eaten into her heart and hardened it.
    CATHOLIC WORLD, VOL. XIII, APRIL TO SEPTEMBER, 1871VARIOUS
    Like a cankerous malady its venom has touched almost every side of American life.
    HISTORY OF THE NEGRO RACE IN AMERICA FROM 1619 TO 1880. VOL. 2 (OF 2)GEORGE WASHINGTON WILLIAMS
    A block from Riverside drive and two from Fifth Avenue—extending continually, like a cankerous wound.
    CRIMES OF CHARITYKONRAD BERCOVICI
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO CANKEROUS

    • abrasive
    • adverse
    • antagonistic
    • cankerous
    • caustic
    • contrary
    • corrosive
    • deleterious
    • derogatory
    • detrimental
    • discouraging
    • discrediting
    • erosive
    • hostile
    • injurious
    • invalidating
    • negative
    • offensive
    • opposed
    • troublesome
    • undermining
    • vicious
    • cankerous
    • helcoid
    • ulcerated
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