from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To be reluctant to give or admit: even grudged the tuition money.
- transitive 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Deep-seated animosity or ill-feeling about something or someone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive 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.
- transitive v. To hold or harbor with malicious disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously.
- intransitive v. To be covetous or envious; to show discontent; to murmur; to complain; to repine; to be unwilling or reluctant.
- intransitive v. 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. Slight symptom of disease.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
- v. accept or admit unwillingly
- v. bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings
Middle English gruggen, grucchen, to grumble, complain, from Old French grouchier.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
A variant of grutch (mid 15th-century, younger than begrudge), ultimately from Old French.. (Wiktionary)