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Meaning of GRUDGE

Pronunciation:  gruj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation; "holding a grudge"; "settling a score"
  2. [v]  accept or admit unwillingly
  3. [v]  bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings

GRUDGE is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: grievance, score, stew
 See Also: bitterness, gall, rancor, rancour, resent, resentment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Grudge\, 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 malicioua disposition or purpose;
       to cherish enviously. [Obs.]
             Perish they That grudge one thought against your
             majesty !                             --Shak.
  2. \Grudge\, 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. [Obs.] --Bp. Fisher.
  3. \Grudge\, 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 eumity
             against hie brother Jacob.            --South.
             The feeling may not be envy; it may not be
             imbittered by a grudge.               --I. Taylor.
    2. Slight symptom of disease. [Obs.]
             Our shaken monarchy, that now lies . . . struggling
             againat the grudges of more dreaded calamities.
    Syn: Pique; aversion; dislike; ill will; hatred; spite. See
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