Grudge to Guard

(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.

I have often heard the Presbyterians say, they did not grudge us our employments.

They have grudged us contribution.

2. To hold or harbor with malicious disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously. [Obs.]

Perish they
That grudge one thought against your majesty !

(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.

2. To feel compunction or grief. [Obs.] Bp. Fisher.

(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 enmity against his brother Jacob.

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 against the grudges of more dreaded calamities.

Syn. — Pique; aversion; dislike; ill will; hatred; spite. See Pique.

(Grudge"ful) a. Full of grudge; envious. "Grudgeful discontent." Spenser.

(Grud"geons Gur"geons) n. pl. [Prob. from P. grugir to craunch; cf. D. gruizen to crush, grind, and E. grout.] Coarse meal. [Obs.]

(Grudg"er) n. One who grudges.

(Grudg"ing*ly), adv. In a grudging manner.

(Grudg"ing*ness), n. The state or quality of grudging, or of being full of grudge or unwillingness.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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