What does grudge mean?

Definitions for grudgegrʌdʒ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word grudge.

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


  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

  7. 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

  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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  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William H. Walton:

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

  2. Nigel Farage:

    I think Obama bears a bit of a grudge against this country.

  3. Aesop:

    People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.

  4. Bob Dylan:

    In ceremonies of the horsemen, even the pawn must hold a grudge.

  5. Cornelius Dupree:

    You have to treat them like humans, not like animals so they hold a grudge.

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