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(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 malicious disposition or purpose; to cherish enviously. [Obs.]
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.Shak.
2. To feel compunction or grief. [Obs.] Bp. Fisher.
1. Sullen malice or malevolence; cherished malice, enmity, or dislike; ill will; an old cause of hatred or
Esau had conceived a mortal grudge and enmity against his 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 against the grudges of more dreaded calamities.Milton.
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.