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grudging

[gruhj-ing] /ˈgrʌdʒ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
displaying or reflecting reluctance or unwillingness:
grudging acceptance of the victory of an opponent.
Origin of grudging
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English. See grudge, -ing2
Related forms
grudgingly, adverb
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  • "Well, I'm glad you got some sense," answered the old man, grudgingly.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • I say grudgingly, because Roland didn't like the new partner, and had said so from the first.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • grudgingly the president admitted the point, and the question was repeated.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • I understood Mahomed grudgingly granted them a half-soul, and that only conditionally.

    The Prodigal Returns Lilian Staveley
  • They own it, not grudgingly or of necessity, but cheerfully.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

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