A Word A Day : Grudging

Wednesday, 10th October 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Adjective )

Pronunciation : grú-jjing

1. Done or given reluctantly, or doing or giving something reluctantly

2. Not disposed or inclined toward

3. That feels envy of another's possessions

4. Petty in giving or spending


Reluctant, Unwilling, Complaining, Resentful, Rancorous, Disinclined, Loath


Warm-hearted, Willing, Eager

Contextual Examples:

• I had given one man and thought it too much, while he gave four without grudging them.

• As an American, however, I cannot help grudging another of our most popular daughters to even the best of Englishmen.

Related Words:

1. Grudgingly : Adverb

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