From Middle English cankered, y-cancred, past participle of Middle English cankren, equivalent to canker + -ed.
cankered (comparative more cankered, superlative most cankered)
- Infected with a canker or having a cankerous part
- (figuratively) Corrupted; morally corrupt
- (figuratively) bad-tempered
From Middle English cancrede (preterite) and Middle English cankered, y-cancred (past participle) of Middle English cankren (“to canker”), equivalent to canker + -ed.
- simple past tense and past participle of canker