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grudgingly

[ gruhj-ing-lee ]
/ ˈgrʌdʒ ɪŋ li /
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adverb
reluctantly or unwillingly; not generously or with a good will: He tried to evade the work and the responsibility until the very last moment and then grudgingly, finally, exasperatingly did his job.

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