Dictionary.com

begrudgingly

[ bih-gruhj-ing-lee ]
/ bɪˈgrʌdʒ ɪŋ li /
Save This Word!

Definition of begrudgingly

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.

COMPARE MEANINGS

Click for a side-by-side comparison of meanings. Use the word comparison feature to learn the differences between similar and commonly confused words.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between "it’s" and "its" in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 8
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of begrudgingly

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use begrudgingly in a sentence

FEEDBACK