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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grudge, score, grievanceverb

    a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

    "holding a grudge"; "settling a score"

  2. stew, grudgeverb

    bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings

  3. grudgeverb

    accept or admit unwillingly


  1. grudgenoun

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

  2. grudgeverb

    To grumble, complain; to be dissatisfied.

  3. grudgeverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grudgeverb

    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. Grudgeverb

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

  3. Grudgeverb

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

  4. Grudgeverb

    to feel compunction or grief

  5. Grudgenoun

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

  6. Grudgenoun

    slight symptom of disease

  7. 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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  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. Joe Biden:

    Some people think maybe I'm not Irish because I don't hold a grudge, but I want to get things done. I still think there's a possibility of getting Build Back Better done.

  2. Hesiod:

    Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    The fanatical atheists...are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who—in their grudge against the traditional 'opium of the people'—cannot bear the music of the spheres.


    Jack of all trades, master of none Jacking up WISDOM with everyone That was stolen from a little old man Because he thinks everyone's dumb. He's a Doctor and a Faith Healer He's a Teacher and a Cheater He's a PREACHER and a Sinner He's a Musician and a Politician He's a Judge with a grudge He is trying to be an Artist But nobody was pleased. Jack of all trades Speaking highly of his trades But not even a master of one. Records, showed none... A COPY and PASTE TEACHER, And a PAINTLESS PAINTER. Trying to be a motivator, But, avoids his own mirror. Advice foods and health facts, But who's overweight and fat. Words of pretense, But a bad influence. Tried to create more, But achieve worse than before. Kindness is his devotion, But it's the opposite of his actions. Love and peace as problem solutions, But shows love of gun collections. Your virtue of righteousness, Are just a paradox, it is worthless. You're no mystery, But just plain MISERY. Jack of all trades, For sure master of NONE.

  5. Maria Martinez:

    The Lord Jesus Christ is a part of my life, and there's no grudges. People are human people do make mistakes. but what touches me is when the DA got behind me and stamped me... and proved me innocent -- so what grudge ?

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