- a feeling of ill will or resentment: to hold a grudge against a former opponent.
- done, arranged, etc., in order to settle a grudge: The middleweight fight was said to be a grudge match.
- to give or permit with reluctance; submit to unwillingly: The other team grudged us every point we scored.
- to resent the good fortune of (another); begrudge.
- Obsolete. to feel dissatisfaction or ill will.
Origin of grudge
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Examples from the Web for ungrudged
On the scaffold she enjoyed an ungrudged share in the fortunes of party.The Colour of Life
He was the boss man here, and Reivers granted him ungrudged admiration for it.The Snow-Burner
That face had certainly lost nothing spiritually by its ungrudged and generous homage.A Case in Camera
And Peter earned a heartfelt, instant, and ungrudged blessing by opening without delay.The Day of Days
Louis Joseph Vance
The Confederate soldier has a full, honorable, and ungrudged participation in all the benefits of a great and just Government.Speeches of Benjamin Harrison
- a persistent feeling of resentment, esp one due to some cause, such as an insult or injury
- (modifier) planned or carried out in order to settle a grudgea grudge fight
- (tr) to give or allow unwillingly
- to feel resentful or envious about (someone else's success, possessions, etc)
Word Origin and History for ungrudged
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.
Idioms and Phrases with ungrudged
see bear a grudge; nurse a grudge.