cankered (adj.) Old form(s): Cankred
malignant, malicious, bad-tempered
KJ II.i.194[Constance to Queen Eleanor, of the will] a cankered grandam's will!
RJ I.i.95[Prince to all, of Verona's citizens] wield old partisans ... to part your cankered hate
SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS © 2018 DAVID CRYSTAL & BEN CRYSTAL