Origin of grudging
verb (used with object), grudged, grudg·ing.
verb (used without object), grudged, grudg·ing.
Origin of grudge
Examples from the Web for grudging
He even seemed on his way to prevailing as the uproar died down and outrage sputtered into grudging acceptance.
The result was grudging bipartisan support from members of both parties.
Instead of great leaps forward, it tends to move haltingly in grudging increments.
Thanks to the grudging support of voters like Rashed, Morsi won the presidency with 51.7 percent of the vote.
Coddington, the reluctant celebrity, shares the facts of her life in her memoir but she is grudging with emotional revelations.Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington’s Memoir Offers Few Revelations|Robin Givhan|November 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He was altogether a fierce, grudging, covetous little creature.Brownies and Bogles|Louise Imogen Guiney
Yet Belgium gave them but a cold welcome and grudging hospitality.
They can see, without pain or grudging, an archbishop precede a duke.
In spite of the grudging apology she appeared only half convinced.Marjorie Dean, College Senior|Pauline Lester
Never in my life did I hear him say a grudging or depreciating word of any of those who have most succeeded where he has failed.Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family|Elizabeth Rundle Charles
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.