2. [syn: grudging, niggardly, scrimy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 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.
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. [Obs.]
That grudge one thought against your majesty !
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of especially an attitude; "gave grudging consent";
"grudging acceptance of his opponent's victory"
2: petty or reluctant in giving or spending; "a niggardly tip"
[syn: grudging, niggardly, scrimy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
32 Moby Thesaurus words for "grudging":
apathetic, backward, balking, balky, begrudging, covetous,
desirous of, dilatory, envious, envying, green with envy,
indifferent, invidious, jealous, laggard, loath, mean, mingy,
niggard, niggardly, penurious, perfunctory, pinchpenny, reluctant,
renitent, restive, shabby, slow, slow to, sordid, unenthusiastic,