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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun grudge has 1 sense

Verb grudge has 2 senses


grudgev. t. [OE. grutchen, gruchen, grochen, to murmur, grumble, OF. grochier, grouchier, grocier, groucier; cf. Icel. krytja to murmur, krutr a murmur, or E. grunt.].
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
    "I have often heard the Presbyterians say, they did not grudge us our employments."  [1913 Webster]
    "They have grudged us contribution."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To hold or harbor with malicious disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously.  [1913 Webster]
    "Perish they
    That grudge one thought against your majesty !
    "  [1913 Webster]
grudgev. i. 
  •  To be covetous or envious; to show discontent; to murmur; to complain; to repine; to be unwilling or reluctant.  [1913 Webster]
    "Grudge not one against another."  [1913 Webster]
    "He eats his meat without grudging."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To feel compunction or grief.  Bp. Fisher.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Sullen malice or malevolence; cherished malice, enmity, or dislike; ill will; an old cause of hatred or quarrel.  [1913 Webster]
    "Esau had conceived a mortal grudge and enmity against his brother Jacob."  [1913 Webster]
    "The feeling may not be envy; it may not be imbittered by a grudge."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Slight symptom of disease.  [1913 Webster]
    "Our shaken monarchy, that now lies . . . struggling against the grudges of more dreaded calamities."
Syn. -- Pique; aversion; dislike; ill will; hatred; spite. See Pique.


grudge, n. & v.
--n. a persistent feeling of ill will or resentment, esp. one due to an insult or injury (bears a grudge against me).
1 be resentfully unwilling to give, grant, or allow (a thing).
2 (foll. by verbal noun or to + infin.) be reluctant to do (a thing) (grudged paying so much).

grudger n.
ME grutch f. OF grouchier murmur, of unkn. orig.



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




VB be unwilling, nill, dislike, grudge, begrudge, not be able to find it in one's heart to, not have the stomach to, demur, stick at, scruple, stickle, hang fire, run rusty, recoil, shrink, swerve, hesitate, avoid, oppose, dissent, refuse.


VB refuse, reject, deny, decline, turn down, nill, negative, refuse one's assent, withhold one's assent, shake the head, close the hand, close the purse, grudge, begrudge, be slow to, hang fire, pass (at cards), be deaf to, dismiss, turn a deaf ear to, turn one's back upon, set one's face against, discountenance, not hear of, have nothing to do with, wash one's hands of, stand aloof, forswear, set aside, cast behind one, not yield an inch, resist, cross, not grant, repel, repulse, shut the door in one's face, slam the door in one's face, rebuff, send back, send to the right about, send away with a flea in the ear, deny oneself, not be at home to, discard, spurn, rescind, disclaim, protest, dissent.


VB be parsimonious, grudge, begrudge, stint, pinch, gripe, screw, dole out, hold back, withhold, starve, famish, live upon nothing, skin a flint, drive a bargain, drive a hard bargain, cheapen, beat down, stop one hole in a sieve, have an itching palm, grasp, grab.


N hate, hatred, vials of hate, disaffection, disfavor, alienation, estrangement, coolness, enmity, animosity, umbrage, pique, grudge, dudgeon, spleen bitterness, bitterness of feeling, ill blood, bad blood, acrimony, malice, implacability, repugnance, misanthropy, demonophobia, gynephobia, negrophobia, odium, unpopularity, detestation, antipathy, object of hatred, object of execration, abomination, aversion, b=ete noire, enemy, bitter pill, source of annoyance, hating, abhorrent, averse from, set against, bitter, implacable, unloved, unbeloved, unlamented, undeplored, unmourned, uncared for, unendeared, un-valued, disliked, crossed in love, forsaken, rejected, lovelorn, jilted, obnoxious, hateful, odious, abominable, repulsive, offensive, shocking, disgusting, reprehensible, invidious, spiteful, malicious, insulting, irritating, provoking, at daggers drawn, not on speaking terms, at loggerheads, no love lost between.


N resentment, displeasure, animosity, anger, wrath, indignation, exasperation, bitter resentment, wrathful indignation, pique, umbrage, huff, miff, soreness, dudgeon, acerbity, virulence, bitterness, acrimony, asperity, spleen, gall, heart-burning, heart-swelling, rankling, ill humor, bad humor, ill temper, bad temper, irascibility, ill blood, revenge, excitement, irritation, warmth, bile, choler, ire, fume, pucker, dander, ferment, ebullition, towering passion, acharnement, angry mood, taking, pet, tiff, passion, fit, tantrums, burst, explosion, paroxysm, storm, rage, fury, desperation, violence, fire and fury, vials of wrath, gnashing of teeth, hot blood, high words, scowl, sulks, affront, provocation, offense, indignity, grudge, crow to pluck, bone to pick, sore subject, casus belli, ill turn, outrage, Furies, Eumenides, buffet, slap in the face, box on the ear, rap on the knuckles, angry, wrath, irate, ireful, wrathful, cross, Achillean, sulky, bitter, virulent, acrimonious &c (discourteous), violent, warm, burning, boiling, boiling over, fuming, raging, foaming, foaming at the mouth, convulsed with rage, offended, waxy, acharne, wrought, worked up, indignant, hurt, sore, set against, fierce, wild, rageful, furious, mad with rage, fiery, infuriate, rabid, savage, relentless, flushed with anger, flushed with rage, in a huff, in a stew, in a fume, in a pucker, in a passion, in a rage, in a fury, in a taking, in a way, on one's high ropes, up in arms, in high dudgeon, angrily, in the height of passion, in the heat of passion, in the heat of the moment, Int, tantaene animis coelestibus irae!, marry come up!, zounds!, 'sdeath!, one's blood being up, one's back being up, one's monkey being up, fervens difficili bile jecur, the gorge rising, eyes flashing fire, the blood rising, the blood boiling, haeret lateri lethalis arundo, beware the fury of a patient man, furor arma ministrat, ira furor brevis est, quem Jupiter vult perdere dementat prius, What, drunk with choler?.

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