Grudge

Definition of Grudge

Pronunciation: grŭj
v. t.1.To look upon with desire to possess or to appropriate; to envy (one) the possession of; to begrudge; to covet; to give with reluctance; to desire to get back again; - followed by the direct object only, or by both the direct and indirect objects.
[imp. & p. p. Grudger ; p. pr. & vb. n. Grudging.]
Tis not in thee To grudge my pleasures, to cut off my train.
- Shak.
I have often heard the Presbyterians say, they did not grudge us our employments.
- Swift.
They have grudged us contribution.
- Shak.
2.To hold or harbor with malicious disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously.
Perish they
That grudge one thought against your majesty !
- Shak.
v. i.1.To be covetous or envious; to show discontent; to murmur; to complain; to repine; to be unwilling or reluctant.
Grudge not one against another.
- James v. 9.
He eats his meat without grudging.
- Shak.
2.To feel compunction or grief.
n.1.Sullen malice or malevolence; cherished malice, enmity, or dislike; ill will; an old cause of hatred or quarrel.
Esau had conceived a mortal grudge and enmity against his brother Jacob.
- South.
The feeling may not be envy; it may not be imbittered by a grudge.
- I. Taylor.
2.Slight symptom of disease.
Our shaken monarchy, that now lies . . . struggling against the grudges of more dreaded calamities.
- Milton.

Related Words

animus, antipathy, aversion, balk at, be unwilling, begrudge, bone to pick, cast envious eyes, close the hand, covet, crow to pick, crow to pluck, deny, despite, dislike, envy, famish, grievance, hard feelings, hatred, hold back, ill will, injury, injustice, live upon nothing, maliciousness, malignancy, malignity, mind, not care to, not feel like, object to, peeve, pet peeve, pinch, pinch pennies, pique, refuse, resent, scamp, scant, screw, scrimp, skimp, spitefulness, spleen, starve, stint, venom, withhold, would rather not
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