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begrudgingly

[ bih-gruhj-ing-lee ]
/ bɪˈgrʌdʒ ɪŋ li /
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adverb

with or despite feelings of resentment or envy: With virtually no advertising, he is swamped with work—a fact I begrudgingly admit because he's too busy to take me anywhere!
reluctantly; unwillingly: I've eaten calf liver begrudgingly, but ultimately I don't like sitting down to a big slab of organ meat.

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