: said, done, or given in an unwilling or doubtful way
: done, given, or allowed unwillingly, reluctantly, or sparingly <grudging compliance>
— grudg·ing·ly adverb
Examples of GRUDGING
- Her theories have begun to win grudging acceptance in the scientific community.
- He has earned the grudging admiration of his rivals.
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