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Reluctant; unwilling.

grudg′ing·ly adv.


(ˈgrʌdʒ ɪŋ)

displaying reluctance or unwillingness: grudging acceptance.
grudg′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.grudging - of especially an attitude; "gave grudging consent"; "grudging acceptance of his opponent's victory"
unwilling - not disposed or inclined toward; "an unwilling assistant"; "unwilling to face facts"
2.grudging - petty or reluctant in giving or spending; "a niggardly tip"
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"


adjective reluctant, unwilling, hesitant, unenthusiastic, half-hearted He even earned his opponent's grudging respect.
بِتذَمُّر، مُكْرَهٌ عَلى


[ˈgrʌdʒɪŋ] ADJ [attitude, praise] → reticente
he earned the grudging admiration/respect of his rivalsse ganó, aunque con reticencias, el respeto/la admiración de sus rivales
she gave us a grudging apologyse disculpó de mala gana or a regañadientes


[ˈgrʌdʒɪŋ] adj (= reluctant) [respect, acceptance, admiration, approval] → accordé(e) à contre-cœur


adj respect, admiration, consent, approval, supportwiderwillig; attitudeunwillig; applausesparsam; apologywiderwillig gegeben; we have a grudging attitude to spending moneyes widerstrebt uns, Geld auszugeben; to do something in a grudging wayetw nur widerwillig tun; he was grudging about her talenter nahm ihr Talent nur widerwillig zur Kenntnis; to be grudging in one’s support for somethingetw nur widerwillig unterstützen


[ˈgrʌdʒɪŋ] adj (praise, respect) → dato/a a malincuore
she gave him her grudging support → gli ha dato a malincuore il suo appoggio


(gradʒ) verb
1. to be unwilling to do, give etc; to do, give etc unwillingly. I grudge wasting time on this, but I suppose I'll have to do it; She grudges the dog even the little food she gives it.
2. to feel resentment against (someone) for. I grudge him his success.
a feeling of anger etc. He has a grudge against me.
ˈgrudging adjective
said, done etc unwillingly. grudging admiration.
ˈgrudgingly adverb
References in classic literature ?
I'd given one man and thought it too much, while he gave four without grudging them.
Yes, I can work as hard as he can, and with as little grudging.
He was saying the affectionate word, however, with a far more grudging condescension and patronage than he could have shown if their relative merits and positions had been reversed (which is invariably the case, all the world over), when Mr.
I suppose not,' returned my aunt, rather grudging the admission;'but it's very aggravating.
It was impossible in daylight for the impoverished state of the habitation grudging charity had conceded to an unfortunate queen to pass unnoticed by Athos, Aramis, and even the Englishman.
And perhaps he was the only person in the world who did not think his sisters uninteresting and superfluous; for his was one of those large-hearted, sweet-blooded natures that never know a narrow or a grudging thought; Epicurean, if you will, with no enthusiasm, no self-scourging sense of duty; but yet, as you have seen, of a sufficiently subtle moral fibre to have an unwearying tenderness for obscure and monotonous suffering.
But as concerning the dead, I give you leave to burn them, for when men are once dead there should be no grudging them the rites of fire.