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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How to use begrudgingly in a sentence
You scroll and scroll and scroll until you can’t scroll anymore, and begrudgingly decide on some gauzy teen drama, or defer to whatever generically named chicken wing joint paid for the best placement in the app.What’s It Like Working in a Ghost Kitchen? We Couldn’t Get Close Enough to Ask. | Terrence Doyle | August 26, 2021 | Eater
He begrudgingly began offering delivery to the immediate neighborhood.Does It Get Better For the Indie Fine Dining Restaurant? | Sara Sheridan | July 22, 2021 | Eater
Only now I’m begrudgingly aware that the relief I’m looking for isn’t going to come all at once, with a swift crack of the neck.Help, I’m Obsessed with Chiropractors on Instagram | Grace Perry | April 21, 2021 | Outside Online
Chicago Teachers Union officials accepted the agreement begrudgingly after concluding that they would be unlikely to gain additional concessions from the city.Chicago reaches deal with teachers to reopen school buildings | Moriah Balingit | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
This time, the Ayatollah who had begrudgingly worked with the moderates until then, chose to part with them by delivering a final blow.The U.S. Capitol Attacked Reminded Me of the 1979 US Embassy Seizure and What Happens When Extremism Wins | Roya Hakakian | January 19, 2021 | Time
It is not a scarce commodity to be meted out begrudgingly or in short portions.The Heroic Lesbian Couple of Oklahoma Who Fought for Equal Marriage—and Won | Randy R. Potts | October 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
About: A stop-motion animated comedy about two slackers who begrudgingly take low-level jobs on an intergalactic warship.
I begrudgingly listened to the soundtrack of Titanic, a big underground hit in Afghanistan then.
She begrudgingly danced around a sombrero with me but soon rushed off to a basketball game with the grip and electric departments.Jodie Foster Blasts Kristen Stewart–Robert Pattinson Break-Up Spectacle | Jodie Foster | August 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The two first met several months ago, when Once was in rehearsals in Cambridge, Mass., and Hansard begrudgingly went to see it.Tony Awards: ‘Once’ Stars Steve Kazee and Glen Hansard on the Show’s Success | Ramin Setoodeh | June 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Peruvian captain begrudgingly gave Porter a list of all the English vessels in those waters.Pike & Cutlass | George Gibbs
Every moment of his time which Douglas forced him to spend answering irrelevant charges he gave begrudgingly.
"And the old twin fathers," I added almost begrudgingly, as I cast him my last treasure.The Golden Bird | Maria Thompson Daviess
Perhaps such discussions are for the purpose of "making no concessions" or if they must be made, of making them begrudgingly.The Manbos of Mindano | John M. Garvan
Mrs. Melker had it good from the day she came, she said, begrudgingly.Hungry Hearts | Anzia Yezierska