Grudge meaning

grŭj
A strong, continued feeling of hostility or ill will against someone over a real or fancied grievance.
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To envy and resent (someone) because of that person's possession or enjoyment of (something); begrudge.

To grudge a person his success.

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A reason or cause for this.
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(countable) Deep-seated animosity or ill-feeling about something or someone.

To hold a grudge against someone.

To have a grudge against someone.

To bear a grudge against someone.

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A deep-seated feeling of resentment or rancor.

Bears a grudge about the accident.

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To be unwilling to give or allow (someone something). [from 16th c.]
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The definition of a grudge is a lingering, strong feeling of ill will or resentment.

An example of a grudge is when you still harbor bad feelings towards a person who insulted you two years ago.

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To resent for having; begrudge.

Grudged him his good ways with the children.

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To give with reluctance.

The miser grudged his dog its food.

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To be reluctant to give or admit.

Even grudged the tuition money.

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Origin of grudge

  • Middle English gruggen, grucchen to grumble, complain from Old French grouchier
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • A variant of grutch (mid 15th-century, younger than begrudge), from Middle English grucchen (“to murmur, complain, feel envy, begrudge”), from Old French grouchier, groucier (“to murmur, grumble”), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Old Norse krytja (“to murmur”) or Old High German grunzen (“to grunt”).
    From Wiktionary