grudge definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • become reluctant to provide or acknowledge: even grudged the university fees money.
    • To resent for having; begrudge: grudged him their great techniques using kiddies.
    • to appear upon with desire to have or to excellent; to envy (one) the possession of; to begrudge; to covet; to offer with reluctance; to want to get back once more; -- followed by the direct item only, or by both direct and indirect items.
    • to carry or harbor with harmful personality or function; to cherish enviously.
  • noun:
    • A deep-seated feeling of resentment or rancor: holds a grudge about the accident.
    • Deep-seated animosity or ill-feeling about something or some one.
    • Sullen malice or malevolence; cherished malice, enmity, or dislike; sick will; an old reason for hatred or quarrel.
    • minor manifestation of disease.
    • Ill-will excited by some special cause, as an injury or insult, effective rivalry, etc.; secret enmity; spite.
    • Unwillingness; reluctance.
    • Synonyms Animosity, Ill-will, Enmity, etc. See animosity.
    • a resentment strong adequate to justify retaliation
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To be covetous or jealous; showing discontent; to murmur; to whine; to repine; become hesitant or reluctant.
    • To feel compunction or grief.
  • others:
    • become unwilling or reluctant.
    • To cherish ill-will; bear a grudge.
    • to-be sorry; grieve.
    • To murmur; grumble.
    • To envy; desire to deprive of some thing.
    • to provide or allow with reluctance; give or publish to unwillingly; begrudge.
    • To amuse by way of grudge.
    • To crumble; crunch.
    • To squeeze; hit straight down.
  • verb:
    • accept or admit unwillingly
    • bear a grudge; harbor ill thoughts

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