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grudge

grudge

 
 
pronunciation:
gruhj
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a feeling of resentment harbored against someone because of a real or imagined injustice.
He's held a grudge against his brother for the past ten years.Do you have some grudge against me for something I've done?He did use me wrongly, but I'm not the kind of person to bear a grudge.
synonyms:
bitterness, discontent, grievance, ill will, pique, rancor, resentment, umbrage
similar words:
animosity, antipathy, bile, enmity, envy, gall, hatred, jealousy, malevolence, malice, offense, spite, spleen, venom
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part of speech: adjective
definition: arranged or carried out in order to settle a grudge.
The fight was a grudge match between the two boxers.
similar words:
bitter
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: grudged, grudges, grudging
definition 1: to be reluctant to give or allow; begrudge.
She obediently gave the boy the rest of the bread, but she grudged him every crumb.
synonyms:
begrudge
similar words:
deny, mind, refuse
definition 2: to feel rancor toward or resent (someone) because of his or her good fortune.
His business has done very well since we ended our partnership, but I honestly don't grudge him.
synonyms:
begrudge, resent
similar words:
covet, envy
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derivation: grudger (n.)
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