grudge NOUN a persistent feeling of ill will or resentment resulting from a past insult or injury.
VERB 1) be resentfully unwilling to grant or allow (something). 2) feel resentful that (someone) has achieved (something).
DERIVATIVES grudging adjective.
ORIGIN variant of obsolete grutch «murmur, grumble»; related to GROUCH(Cf. ↑grouch).

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  • Grudge — (gr[u^]j), 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grudge — may refer to:* A deep seated feeling of resentment or rancor. * The Grudge , a 2004 American horror film.:The Grudge 2, 2006 film:The Grudge 3, upcoming 2008 film * , a January, 2003 Japanese horror film.: , an August 2003 film: , upcoming 2008… …   Wikipedia

  • Grudge — Grudge, n. 1. 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. South. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grudge — Grudge, v. i. 1. 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. James v. 9. [1913 Webster] He eats his meat without grudging. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grudge — vb begrudge, envy, *covet Analogous words: *deny: refuse (see DECLINE) grudge n *malice, ill will, malevolence, spite, despite, malignity, malignancy, spleen Analogous words: animus, antipathy, animosity, rancor (see ENMITY …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • grudge — [n] hard feelings animosity, animus, antipathy, aversion, bad blood*, bitterness, bone to pick*, dislike, enmity, grievance, hate, hatred, ill will, injury, injustice, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignancy, peeve, pet peeve*, pique,… …   New thesaurus

  • grudge — [gruj] vt. grudged, grudging [LME gruggen, var. of grucchen < OFr grouchier] 1. to envy and resent (someone) because of that person s possession or enjoyment of (something); begrudge [to grudge a person his success] 2. to give with reluctance… …   English World dictionary

  • grudge — index dissatisfaction, feud, rancor, refuse, resentment, spite, umbrage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • grudge — (v.) mid 15c., to murmur, complain, variant of GRUTCH (Cf. grutch). Meaning to begrudge is c.1500. Related: Grudged; grudges; grudging; grudgingly. The noun is mid 15c., from the verb …   Etymology dictionary

  • grudge — grudge1 [grʌdʒ] n 1.) a feeling of dislike for someone because you cannot forget that they harmed you in the past grudge against ▪ Is there anyone who might have had a grudge against her? ▪ Mr Gillis was not normally a man to bear grudges . ▪ I m …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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