from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a manner expressing resentment or lack of desire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a grudging manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a grudging manner; unwillingly; with reluctance or discontent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a grudging manner


grudging +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • Even politicians looking to make their careers at the expense of craigslist's good name grudgingly admit (when pressed) that we have made huge strides.

    Jim Buckmaster: An Open Invitation to Rachel Lloyd

  • If the Clinton campaign is finally accepting this reality too, however grudgingly, that is some progress.

    Obama Campaign Calls For 50-50 Split Of Michigan Delegates

  • The present racing writer would take second lead, and yes " grudgingly " as there still seemed to be no great fresh news, he could do a follow-up piece this week about Dennis Kinser and his syndicates, always supposing the Voice itself had succeeded in launching the Kinser training career.

    The Elvis Latte

  • The Spectator, known for its accuracy in royal reporting, claims the queen has "grudgingly" approved the match.


  • Anna tried to recall the general rules Brill had given " grudgingly " at breakfast.

    The Soprano Sorceress

  • They agreed "grudgingly" reports said, and came after many months of shuttle diplomacy from US Middle East envoy George Mitchell.

    BBC - Ouch

  • So Netanyhu hasn't "grudgingly" accepted this solution, he's offered it himself.

    Tundra Tabloids.......

  • Let's be very clear, the comment that I "grudgingly" accepted gangs is way off base and contrary, as usual, to the facts.

    Blogtimore, Hon

  • The ANC "grudgingly" called a media briefing to respond to allegations made by Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) general secretary

    News24 Top Stories

  • He directed the city to send such a letter to Elyea and "grudgingly" agreed that Elyea "is probably not stupid enough" to post items in St. Cloud again. rss feed

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