cankered

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English cankered, y-cancred, past participle of Middle English cankren, equivalent to canker +‎ -ed.

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cankered (comparative more cankered, superlative most cankered)

  1. Infected with a canker or having a cankerous part
  2. Ulcerated
  3. (figuratively) Corrupted; morally corrupt
  4. (figuratively) bad-tempered

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English cancrede (preterite) and Middle English cankered, y-cancred (past participle) of Middle English cankren (to canker), equivalent to canker +‎ -ed.

Verb[edit]

cankered

  1. simple past tense and past participle of canker