begrudge

[ bih-gruhj ]
/ bɪˈgrʌdʒ /

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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Origin of begrudge

First recorded in 1350–1400, begrudge is from the Middle English word bigrucchen. See be-, grudge

SYNONYMS FOR begrudge

1 See envy.

OTHER WORDS FROM begrudge

be·grudg·ing·ly, adverbun·be·grudged, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH begrudge

begrudge regret resent (see synonym study at regret)
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begrudge
/ (bɪˈɡrʌdʒ) /

verb (tr)

to give, admit, or allow unwillingly or with a bad grace
to envy (someone) the possession of (something)

Derived forms of begrudge

begrudgingly, adverb
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