[ bih-gruhj ]
/ bɪˈgrʌdʒ /
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verb (used with object), be·grudged, be·grudg·ing.
to envy or resent the pleasure or good fortune of (someone): She begrudged her friend the award.
to be reluctant to give, grant, or allow: She did not begrudge the money spent on her children's education.
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synonym study for begrudge
1. See envy.
OTHER WORDS FROM begrudgebe·grudg·ing·ly, adverbun·be·grudged, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH begrudgebegrudge , resent
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How to use begrudge in a sentence
Today, it was a deputy minister from Netanyahu's own party who undermined his begrudging support for the two-state solution.Israeli Deputy Defense Minister: Government 'Will Be Against' Any Palestinian State|Ali Gharib|June 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Not fun to watch, but a begrudging respect endures for the severe purity.Ban the Speedo!|Sean Macaulay|October 5, 2009|DAILY BEAST
He went slowly back to the restaurant, begrudging Bobby to the luckier caretaker.Greyfriars Bobby|Eleanor Atkinson
His whole attitude was one of hurry; he rested in haste, as if begrudging the moments which were lost from travel.Murder Point|Coningsby Dawson
Russ continued to crouch over the dial, begrudging every backward flicker of the needle.Empire|Clifford Donald Simak
Several waifs stood in a cluster admiring or begrudging the antics of the star couple.Yekl|Abraham Cahan
And how many others, prouder and more pressing yet, begrudging their judges and headsmen their death, perish by their own hand!The Gods are Athirst|Anatole France
British Dictionary definitions for begrudge
/ (bɪˈɡrʌdʒ) /
to give, admit, or allow unwillingly or with a bad grace
to envy (someone) the possession of (something)
Derived forms of begrudgebegrudgingly, adverb
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