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grudge

[gruhj]
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noun
  1. a feeling of ill will or resentment: to hold a grudge against a former opponent.
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adjective
  1. done, arranged, etc., in order to settle a grudge: The middleweight fight was said to be a grudge match.
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verb (used with object), grudged, grudg·ing.
  1. to give or permit with reluctance; submit to unwillingly: The other team grudged us every point we scored.
  2. to resent the good fortune of (another); begrudge.
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verb (used without object), grudged, grudg·ing.
  1. Obsolete. to feel dissatisfaction or ill will.
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Origin of grudge

1400–50; late Middle English grudgen, gruggen, variant of gruchen < Old French gro(u)c(h)ier < Germanic; compare Middle High German grogezen to complain, cry out
Related formsgrudge·less, adjectivegrudg·er, nounun·grudged, adjective

Synonyms

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1. bitterness, rancor, malevolence, enmity, hatred. Grudge, malice, spite refer to ill will held against another or others. A grudge is a feeling of resentment harbored because of some real or fancied wrong: to hold a grudge because of jealousy; She has a grudge against him. Malice is the state of mind that delights in doing harm, or seeing harm done, to others, whether expressing itself in an attempt seriously to injure or merely in sardonic humor: malice in watching someone's embarrassment; to tell lies about someone out of malice. Spite is petty, and often sudden, resentment that manifests itself usually in trifling retaliations: to reveal a secret out of spite. 4. envy.
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Historical Examples

  • On the scaffold she enjoyed an ungrudged share in the fortunes of party.

    The Colour of Life

    Alice Meynell

  • He was the boss man here, and Reivers granted him ungrudged admiration for it.

    The Snow-Burner

    Henry Oyen

  • That face had certainly lost nothing spiritually by its ungrudged and generous homage.

    A Case in Camera

    Oliver Onions

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for ungrudged

grudge

noun
  1. a persistent feeling of resentment, esp one due to some cause, such as an insult or injury
  2. (modifier) planned or carried out in order to settle a grudgea grudge fight
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verb
  1. (tr) to give or allow unwillingly
  2. to feel resentful or envious about (someone else's success, possessions, etc)
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Derived Formsgrudgeless, adjectivegrudger, noungrudging, adjectivegrudgingly, adverb

Word Origin

C15: from Old French grouchier to grumble, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old High German grunnizōn to grunt
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Word Origin and History for ungrudged

grudge

v.

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.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with ungrudged

grudge

see bear a grudge; nurse a grudge.

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