verb (used with object), grudged, grudg·ing.
verb (used without object), grudged, grudg·ing.
Origin of grudge
Synonyms for grudge
Related Words for grudgedgrievance, enmity, bitterness, resentment, malice, animus, antipathy, animosity, rancor, hatred, injustice, malignancy, spite, pique, malevolence, spleen, venom, spitefulness, maliciousness, aversion
Examples from the Web for grudged
Historical Examples of grudged
Not that I grudged him the money, but it wasn't doing him any good.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
His hat floated off and he grudged the slight effort to retrieve it.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
Nor humble her ways, nor grudged she gifts to the Geatish men, of precious treasure.Beowulf
He had grudged the hours wasted on sleep and food when he might have been working for Barbara.The Education of Eric Lane
They had a perilous fascination for him, but he grudged them to Naomi.The Scapegoat
Word Origin for grudge
mid-15c., "to murmur, complain," variant of grutch. Meaning "to begrudge" is c.1500. Related: Grudged; grudges; grudging; grudgingly. The noun is mid-15c., from the verb.
see bear a grudge; nurse a grudge.