Definitions for grudgegrʌdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

grudgegrʌdʒ(n.; v.)grudged, grudg•ing.

  1. (n.)a feeling of ill will or resentment because of some real or fancied wrong.

  2. (v.t.)to give or permit with reluctance:

    They grudged us every day we were away.

  3. to resent the good fortune of (another); begrudge.

  4. (v.i.)Obs. to feel dissatisfaction or ill will.

Origin of grudge:

1400–50; < OF gro(u)c(h)ier < Gmc.; cf. MHG grogezen to complain, cry out

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grudge, score, grievance(verb)

    a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

    "holding a grudge"; "settling a score"

  2. stew, grudge(verb)

    bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings

  3. grudge(verb)

    accept or admit unwillingly

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. grudge(noun)ʌdʒ

    a feeling of lasting anger as a result of unfair treatment

  2. grudgeʌdʒ

    to continue to feel anger

    I get angry, but I never hold a grudge.


  1. grudge(Noun)

    Deep-seated animosity or ill-feeling about something or someone.

  2. grudge(Verb)

    To grumble, complain; to be dissatisfied.

  3. grudge(Verb)

    To be unwilling to give or allow (someone something).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grudge(verb)

    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

  2. Grudge(verb)

    to hold or harbor with malicioua disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously

  3. Grudge(verb)

    to be covetous or envious; to show discontent; to murmur; to complain; to repine; to be unwilling or reluctant

  4. Grudge(verb)

    to feel compunction or grief

  5. Grudge(noun)

    sullen malice or malevolence; cherished malice, enmity, or dislike; ill will; an old cause of hatred or quarrel

  6. Grudge(noun)

    slight symptom of disease

Translations for grudge

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to be unwilling to do, give etc; to do, give etc unwillingly

I grudge wasting time on this, but I suppose I'll have to do it; She grudges the dog even the little food she gives it.

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