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Wordnet 3.0


1. of especially an attitude;
- Example: "gave grudging consent"
- Example: "grudging acceptance of his opponent's victory"

2. petty or reluctant in giving or spending;
- Example: "a niggardly tip"
[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. [1913 Webster] Tis not in thee To grudge my pleasures, to cut off my train. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I have often heard the Presbyterians say, they did not grudge us our employments. --Swift. [1913 Webster] They have grudged us contribution. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To hold or harbor with malicious disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Perish they That grudge one thought against your majesty ! --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

grudging 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, unzealous