grudge, score, grievance(verb)
a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
"holding a grudge"; "settling a score"
bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings
accept or admit unwillingly
Deep-seated animosity or ill-feeling about something or someone.
To grumble, complain; to be dissatisfied.
To be unwilling to give or allow (someone something).
to look upon with desire to possess or to appropriate; to envy (one) the possession of; to begrudge; to covet; to give with reluctance; to desire to get back again; -- followed by the direct object only, or by both the direct and indirect objects
to hold or harbor with malicioua disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously
to be covetous or envious; to show discontent; to murmur; to complain; to repine; to be unwilling or reluctant
to feel compunction or grief
sullen malice or malevolence; cherished malice, enmity, or dislike; ill will; an old cause of hatred or quarrel
slight symptom of disease
Origin: [OE. grutchen, gruchen, grochen, to murmur, grumble, OF. grochier, grouchier, grocier, groucier; cf. Icel. krytja to murmur, krutr a murmur, or E. grunt.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gruj, v.t. to murmur at: to look upon with envy: to give or take unwillingly.—v.i. to show discontent.—n. secret enmity or envy: an old cause of quarrel.—adjs. Grudge′ful (Spens.), full of grudge, envious; Grudg′ing, given to grudge.—adv. Grudg′ingly, unwillingly. [M. E. grochen, grucchen—O. Fr. grocer, groucer, from an imitative root seen in Gr. gry, the grunt of a pig; also in growl, grunt.]
The numerical value of grudge in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of grudge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
In ceremonies of the horsemen, even the pawn must hold a grudge.
You have to treat them like humans, not like animals so they hold a grudge.
He was very proud, quick to hold a grudge, and his whole life was crashing down upon him.
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Translations for grudge
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- بغض. بغضاء. كراهيهArabic
- recarCatalan, Valencian
- nag, ikke unde, misunde, uviljeDanish
- missgönnen, Groll, NeidGerman
- rancore, risentimentoItalian
- weigeren, rancune, wrok, misgunnenDutch
- ranchiună, pică, pizmăRomanian
- kivnost, resentimanSerbo-Croatian
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