American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To be reluctant to give or admit: even grudged the tuition money.
- v. To resent for having; begrudge: grudged him his good ways with the children.
- n. A deep-seated feeling of resentment or rancor: bears a grudge about the accident.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be unwilling or reluctant.
- To cherish ill-will; bear a grudge.
- To be sorry; grieve.
- To murmur; grumble.
- To envy; wish to deprive of something.
- To give or permit with reluctance; grant or submit to unwillingly; begrudge.
- To entertain by way of grudge.
- n. Ill-will excited by some special cause, as a personal injury or insult, successful rivalry, etc.; secret enmity; spite.
- n. Unwillingness; reluctance.
- n. Synonyms Animosity, Ill-will, Enmity, etc. See animosity.
- To crumble; crunch.
- To squeeze; press down.
- n. countable Deep-seated animosity or ill-feeling about something or someone.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. 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.
- v. obsolete To hold or harbor with malicious disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously.
- v. To be covetous or envious; to show discontent; to murmur; to complain; to repine; to be unwilling or reluctant.
- v. obsolete To feel compunction or grief.
- n. Sullen malice or malevolence; cherished malice, enmity, or dislike; ill will; an old cause of hatred or quarrel.
- n. obsolete Slight symptom of disease.
- n. a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
- v. accept or admit unwillingly
- v. bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings
- A variant of grutch (mid 15th-century, younger than begrudge), ultimately from Old French.. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English gruggen, grucchen, to grumble, complain, from Old French grouchier. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Carrying sports grudges too far, even if the grudge is against a Democrat (via Power Line).”
“After all, these are the Ravens, who love nothing more than to win grudge matches.”
“My only grudge is that the book ended far too soon.”
“On his return from Korea Absalom moved in below with Grace, perhaps because his long-term grudge against his older son-in-law had broken out that summer in a public spat.”
“Voting for Mccain out of grudge is simply the only way to allow Bush having his word to say in the white house, even after everyone thinks we finally got rid of him!”
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“One of the characters nurtures a long-term grudge against the gods which she is finally able to bring before them.”
“Had the taxpayer at home witnessed the way those upper story windows were put out by the Chester's shells, he would never again grudge the money spent in recent years in target practice.”
“Brant said he would not hold a long-term grudge against Sony "as long as they get the stuff back up and running and nobody has to suffer from it.”
“Mr Akbar Khan, an English journalist who appears to have held a long term grudge against the FCCT.”
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