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grudge

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verb \ˈgrəj\

Definition of grudge

grudged

;

grudging

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to be unwilling to give or admit :  give or allow reluctantly or resentfully didn't grudge the time

grudger

noun

Examples of grudge in a Sentence

  1. I don't grudge paying my share.

  2. I don't grudge her the opportunities she has been given.

Origin and Etymology 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


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grudge

noun

Definition of grudge

  1. :  a feeling of deep-seated resentment or ill will held no grudge against those who mistreated him

Examples of grudge in a Sentence

  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.

Origin and Etymology of grudge

see 1grudge


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of grudge

malice, malevolence, ill will, spite, malignity, spleen, grudge mean the desire to see another experience pain, injury, or distress. malice implies a deep-seated often unexplainable desire to see another suffer. felt no malice toward their former enemies malevolence suggests a bitter persistent hatred that is likely to be expressed in malicious conduct. a look of dark malevolence ill will implies a feeling of antipathy of limited duration. ill will provoked by a careless remark spite implies petty feelings of envy and resentment that are often expressed in small harassments. petty insults inspired by spite malignity implies deep passion and relentlessness. a life consumed by motiveless malignity spleen suggests the wrathful release of latent spite or persistent malice. venting his spleen against politicians grudge implies a harbored feeling of resentment or ill will that seeks satisfaction. never one to harbor a grudge


GRUDGE Defined for English Language Learners

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grudge

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verb \ˈgrəj\

Definition of grudge for English Language Learners

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

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

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grudge

noun

Definition of grudge for English Language Learners

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


GRUDGE Defined for Kids

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grudge

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verb \ˈgrəj\

Definition of grudge for Students

grudged

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grudging


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grudge

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noun

Definition of grudge for Students

  1. :  a feeling of anger or dislike towards someone usually that lasts a long time She's held a grudge against me since kindergarten. …Lester welcomed us kids back onto his bus without a grudge… — Ingrid Law, Savvy



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