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grudging

adjective

Simple Definition of grudging

  • : said, done, or given in an unwilling or doubtful way

Full Definition of grudging

  1. 1 :  unwilling, reluctant

  2. 2 :  done, given, or allowed unwillingly, reluctantly, or sparingly <grudging compliance>

grudg·ing·lyplay adverb

Examples of grudging

  1. Her theories have begun to win grudging acceptance in the scientific community.

  2. He has earned the grudging admiration of his rivals.



Circa 1533

First Known Use of grudging

circa 1533

Rhymes with grudging



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