begrudging

adjective be·grudg·ing \ bi-ˈgrə-jiŋ , bē- \

Definition of begrudging

: said, done, or given reluctantly : grudging
  • begrudging acceptance/admiration/respect

begrudgingly

adverb
    • … there have been indications during the past few years that the psychoanalytic community is, however begrudgingly, taking his ideas seriously.
    • —Susan Quinn

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1785

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