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Grudge vs. Grudging

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Grudgenoun

(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’;

Grudgingadjective

Unwilling or with reluctance.

‘her grudging acceptance that her rival deserved the award’;

Grudgeverb

To be unwilling to give or allow (someone something).

Grudgingnoun

The state of bearing a grudge.

Grudgeverb

(obsolete) To grumble, complain; to be dissatisfied.

Grudgingadjective

of especially an attitude;

‘gave grudging consent’; ‘grudging acceptance of his opponent's victory’;

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Grudgeverb

(obsolete) To hold or harbour with malicious disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously.

Grudgingadjective

reluctant to give or share;

‘grudging in her praise’;

Grudgeverb

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.’;

Grudgingadjective

petty in giving or spending;

‘a niggardly tip’;

Grudgeverb

To hold or harbor with malicious disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously.

‘Perish theyThat grudge one thought against your majesty !’;

Grudgeverb

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.’;

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Grudgeverb

To feel compunction or grief.

Grudgenoun

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.’;

Grudgenoun

Slight symptom of disease.

‘Our shaken monarchy, that now lies . . . struggling against the grudges of more dreaded calamities.’;

Grudgenoun

a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation;

‘holding a grudge’; ‘settling a score’;

Grudgeverb

bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings

Grudgeverb

accept or admit unwillingly

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