begrudge

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Related to begrudged: invidiously

be·grudge

 (bĭ-grŭj′)
tr.v. be·grudged, be·grudg·ing, be·grudg·es
1. To envy (someone) the possession or enjoyment of (something): She begrudged him his youth.
2. To give or expend with reluctance: begrudged every penny spent.

be·grudg′er n.
be·grudg′ing·ly adv.

begrudge

(bɪˈɡrʌdʒ)
vb (tr)
1. to give, admit, or allow unwillingly or with a bad grace
2. to envy (someone) the possession of (something)
beˈgrudgingly adv

be•grudge

(bɪˈgrʌdʒ)

v.t. -grudged, -grudg•ing.
1. to envy or resent the pleasure or good fortune of: She begrudged her friend the award.
2. to be reluctant to give, grant, or allow: She did not begrudge the money spent on her children.
[1350–1400]
be•grudg′ing•ly, adv.

begrudge


Past participle: begrudged
Gerund: begrudging

Imperative
begrudge
begrudge
Present
I begrudge
you begrudge
he/she/it begrudges
we begrudge
you begrudge
they begrudge
Preterite
I begrudged
you begrudged
he/she/it begrudged
we begrudged
you begrudged
they begrudged
Present Continuous
I am begrudging
you are begrudging
he/she/it is begrudging
we are begrudging
you are begrudging
they are begrudging
Present Perfect
I have begrudged
you have begrudged
he/she/it has begrudged
we have begrudged
you have begrudged
they have begrudged
Past Continuous
I was begrudging
you were begrudging
he/she/it was begrudging
we were begrudging
you were begrudging
they were begrudging
Past Perfect
I had begrudged
you had begrudged
he/she/it had begrudged
we had begrudged
you had begrudged
they had begrudged
Future
I will begrudge
you will begrudge
he/she/it will begrudge
we will begrudge
you will begrudge
they will begrudge
Future Perfect
I will have begrudged
you will have begrudged
he/she/it will have begrudged
we will have begrudged
you will have begrudged
they will have begrudged
Future Continuous
I will be begrudging
you will be begrudging
he/she/it will be begrudging
we will be begrudging
you will be begrudging
they will be begrudging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been begrudging
you have been begrudging
he/she/it has been begrudging
we have been begrudging
you have been begrudging
they have been begrudging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been begrudging
you will have been begrudging
he/she/it will have been begrudging
we will have been begrudging
you will have been begrudging
they will have been begrudging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been begrudging
you had been begrudging
he/she/it had been begrudging
we had been begrudging
you had been begrudging
they had been begrudging
Conditional
I would begrudge
you would begrudge
he/she/it would begrudge
we would begrudge
you would begrudge
they would begrudge
Past Conditional
I would have begrudged
you would have begrudged
he/she/it would have begrudged
we would have begrudged
you would have begrudged
they would have begrudged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.begrudge - be envious ofbegrudge - be envious of; set one's heart on  
desire, want - feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"
covet - wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person); "She covets her sister's house"
2.begrudge - wish ill or allow unwillinglybegrudge - wish ill or allow unwillingly  
wish well, wish - feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune of

begrudge

verb
1. resent, envy, grudge, be jealous of, be envious of, be resentful of I certainly don't begrudge him the Nobel Prize.
2. be bitter about, object to, be angry about, be pissed (off) about (taboo slang), give reluctantly, bear a grudge about, be in a huff about, give stingily, have hard feelings about She spends £2,000 a year on it and she doesn't begrudge a penny.

begrudge

verb
To feel envy towards or for:
Translations
závidět
misunde
öfunda
pavydėti
nenovēlētnoskaust
nepriať
gözü olmakkıskanmak

begrudge

[bɪˈgrʌdʒ] VT
1. (= envy) to begrudge sb sthenvidiar algo a algn
I don't begrudge him his successno le envidio su éxito
2. (= give reluctantly) → dar de mala gana
I don't begrudge all the money I've spentno me duele todo el dinero que he gastado

begrudge

[bɪˈgrʌdʒ] vt [+ money] → donner à contrecœur
I don't begrudge the time → Je ne rechigne pas à y passer du temps.
to begrudge sb sth → en vouloir à qn de qch

begrudge

vt
(= be reluctant) to begrudge doing somethingetw widerwillig tun
(= envy)missgönnen (sb sth jdm etw); no one begrudges you your good fortunewir gönnen dir ja dein Glück; he begrudges him the air he breatheser gönnt ihm das Salz in der Suppe nicht
(= give unwillingly)nicht gönnen (sb sth jdm etw); I wouldn’t begrudge you the moneyich würde dir das Geld ja gönnen; I won’t begrudge you £5du sollst die £ 5 haben

begrudge

(biˈgradʒ) verb
to envy (someone something). I begrudge him his success.
References in classic literature ?
I begrudged the room that Jake and Otto and Russian Peter took up in my memory, which I wanted to crowd with other things.
But now society began to claim a share of this leisure, which I by no means begrudged it.
During these preparations his harangue was commented upon in no very measured terms; and one of the party, after denouncing him as a lying old son of a seacook who begrudged a fellow a few hours' liberty, exclaimed with an oath, 'But you don't bounce me out of my liberty, old chap, for all your yarns; for I would go ashore if every pebble on the beach was a live coal, and every stick a gridiron, and the cannibals stood ready to broil me on landing.
I begrudged the very hours of blessed sleep because by that much was I robbed of the joy that would have been mine had I remained awake.