(countable) Deep-seated and/or long-term animosity or ill will about something or someone, especially due to a past misdeed or mistreatment.
‘to have, hold, or bear a grudge against someone’;
Unwilling or with reluctance.
‘her grudging acceptance that her rival deserved the award’;
To be unwilling to give or allow (someone something).
The state of bearing a grudge.
(obsolete) To grumble, complain; to be dissatisfied.
of especially an attitude;
‘gave grudging consent’; ‘grudging acceptance of his opponent's victory’;
(obsolete) To hold or harbour with malicious disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously.
reluctant to give or share;
‘grudging in her praise’;
To look upon with desire to possess or to appropriate; to envy (one) the possession of; to begrudge; to covet; to give with reluctance; to desire to get back again; - followed by the direct object only, or by both the direct and indirect objects.
‘Tis not in thee To grudge my pleasures, to cut off my train.’; ‘I have often heard the Presbyterians say, they did not grudge us our employments.’; ‘They have grudged us contribution.’;
petty in giving or spending;
‘a niggardly tip’;
To hold or harbor with malicious disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously.
‘Perish theyThat grudge one thought against your majesty !’;
To be covetous or envious; to show discontent; to murmur; to complain; to repine; to be unwilling or reluctant.
‘Grudge not one against another.’; ‘He eats his meat without grudging.’;
To feel compunction or grief.
Sullen malice or malevolence; cherished malice, enmity, or dislike; ill will; an old cause of hatred or quarrel.
‘Esau had conceived a mortal grudge and enmity against his brother Jacob.’; ‘The feeling may not be envy; it may not be imbittered by a grudge.’;
Slight symptom of disease.
‘Our shaken monarchy, that now lies . . . struggling against the grudges of more dreaded calamities.’;
a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation;
‘holding a grudge’; ‘settling a score’;
bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings
accept or admit unwillingly