Grudging

  • 1 grudging — grudging; un·grudging; …

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  • 2 grudging — index disinclined, illiberal, jealous, malevolent, parsimonious, penurious, reluctant, resentful Burt …

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  • 3 grudging — [[t]grʌ̱ʤɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A grudging feeling or action is felt or done very unwillingly. He even earned his opponents grudging respect... There seems to be a grudging acceptance of the situation. Syn: reluctant Derived words:… …

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  • 4 Grudging — Grudge Grudge (gr[u^]j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grudger}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grudging}.] [OE. grutchen, gruchen, grochen, to murmur, grumble, OF. grochier, grouchier, grocier, groucier; cf. Icel. krytja to murmur, krutr a murmur, or E. grunt.] 1. To… …

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  • 5 grudging — adjective Date: circa 1533 1. unwilling, reluctant 2. done, given, or allowed unwillingly, reluctantly, or sparingly < grudging compliance > • grudgingly adverb …

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  • 6 grudging — grudgingly, adv. /gruj ing/, adj. displaying or reflecting reluctance or unwillingness: grudging acceptance of the victory of an opponent. [1375 1425; late ME. See GRUDGE, ING2] * * * …

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  • 7 grudging — adj. Grudging is used with these nouns: ↑acceptance, ↑admiration, ↑admission, ↑approval, ↑respect …

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  • 8 grudging — grudg|ing [ grʌdʒıŋ ] adjective done in an unwilling way: I couldn t help feeling a grudging admiration for his achievements. ╾ grudg|ing|ly adverb …

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  • 9 grudging — adjective done or given very unwillingly: He was looking at Nick with a certain grudging respect. grudgingly adverb: He grudgingly admitted that he d been wrong …

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  • 10 grudging — UK [ˈɡrʌdʒɪŋ] / US adjective done in an unwilling way I couldn t help feeling a grudging admiration for his thoroughness. Derived word: grudgingly adverb …

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  • 11 grudging — grudg•ing [[t]ˈgrʌdʒ ɪŋ[/t]] adj. displaying reluctance or unwillingness: grudging acceptance[/ex] • Etymology: 1375–1425 grudg′ing•ly, adv …

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  • 12 grudging — grudge ► NOUN ▪ a persistent feeling of ill will or resentment resulting from a past insult or injury. ► VERB 1) be resentfully unwilling to grant or allow (something). 2) feel resentful that (someone) has achieved (something). DERIVATIVES… …

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  • 13 grudging — adjective /ˈɡɹʌdʒ.ɪŋ,ˈɡɹʌdʒ.iŋ/ Unwilling or with reluctance. See Also: grudge, grudger …

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  • 14 grudging — Synonyms and related words: apathetic, backward, balking, balky, begrudging, covetous, desirous of, dilatory, envious, envying, green with envy, indifferent, invidious, jealous, laggard, loath, mean, mingy, niggard, niggardly, penurious,… …

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  • 15 grudging — sb. O. and N. 423 …

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  • 16 grudging — grudg·ing || grÊŒdʒɪŋ adj. unwilling, reluctant, begrudging; envious, meanspirited, resentful grÊŒdÊ’ n. resentment, envy, grievance, enmity, bitterness v. begrudge, resent, envy; give reluctantly; maintain enmity …

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  • 17 grudging — drugging …

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  • 18 grudging — n. 1. Envy. 2. Reluctance, unwillingness, disinclination …

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  • 19 grudging — adj reluctant, not in the mood, with regret, regretting, half hearted; unwilling, averse, loath, opposed; indisposed, disinclined, unacquies cent …

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  • 20 grudging — [ˈgrʌdʒɪŋ] adj done in an unwilling way grudgingly adv …

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