verb \ˈgrəj\

: to give, do, or allow (something) in a reluctant or unwilling way

: to dislike or feel angry toward (someone) for something


Full Definition of GRUDGE

transitive verb
:  to be unwilling to give or admit :  give or allow reluctantly or resentfully <didn't grudge the time>
grudg·er noun

Examples of GRUDGE

  1. I don't grudge paying my share.
  2. I don't grudge her the opportunities she has been given.

Origin of GRUDGE

Middle English grucchen, grudgen to grumble, complain, from Anglo-French grucer, grucher, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle High German grogezen to howl
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with GRUDGE



: a strong feeling of anger toward someone that lasts for a long time

Full Definition of GRUDGE

:  a feeling of deep-seated resentment or ill will

Examples of GRUDGE

  1. She still has a grudge against him for the way he treated her in school.
  2. He has nursed a grudge against his former boss for years.
  3. I don't bear him any grudges.

First Known Use of GRUDGE

15th century


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