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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

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [OE. grutchen, gruchen, grochen, to murmur, grumble, OF. grochier, grouchier, grocier, groucier; cf. Icel. krytja to murmur, krutr a murmur, or E. grunt.]

  2. Grudge(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. grutchen, gruchen, grochen, to murmur, grumble, OF. grochier, grouchier, grocier, groucier; cf. Icel. krytja to murmur, krutr a murmur, or E. grunt.]

  3. Grudge(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. grutchen, gruchen, grochen, to murmur, grumble, OF. grochier, grouchier, grocier, groucier; cf. Icel. krytja to murmur, krutr a murmur, or E. grunt.]

  4. Grudge(verb)

    to feel compunction or grief

    Etymology: [OE. grutchen, gruchen, grochen, to murmur, grumble, OF. grochier, grouchier, grocier, groucier; cf. Icel. krytja to murmur, krutr a murmur, or E. grunt.]

  5. Grudge(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. grutchen, gruchen, grochen, to murmur, grumble, OF. grochier, grouchier, grocier, groucier; cf. Icel. krytja to murmur, krutr a murmur, or E. grunt.]

  6. Grudge(noun)

    slight symptom of disease

    Etymology: [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

  1. Grudge

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grudge in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grudge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of grudge in a Sentence

  1. Chief Art Acevedo:

    So, it appears that this may be a 20-year-old grudge that this man held.

  2. Sok Eysan:

    Brad Adam has had anger and grudge against the CPP for a long time.

  3. Police Chief Art Acevedo:

    It appears that this may be a 20-year-old grudge that this man held, there was a lot of planning that went into this. There was a lot of planning and sadly some skill.

  4. William H. Walton:

    To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.

  5. Hyla Hanson:

    We need to learn how to keep the dog from barking, without getting angry or upset, because it manifests in the dog, those are some of the behavioral issues we have to work through in ourselves, not to get angry, and learn how to correct, and then just move on without holding a grudge, and knowing not to take it personally.

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