grudgingly


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Related to grudgingly: begrudgingly, optimal, endeavors

grudg·ing

 (grŭj′ĭng)
adj.
Reluctant; unwilling.

grudg′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.grudgingly - in a grudging manner; "he grudgingly agreed to have a drink in a hotel close by"
ungrudgingly - in a generous and ungrudging manner; "he ungrudgingly agreed to pay for everybody's dinner when the guests found themselves without cash"
Translations
بِإكْراه، بدون رغبة، على كُرْهٍ
nepřejícněs nechutí
modstræbendemodvilligt
vastahakoisesti
treglega
s nechuťou
gönülsüzceistemeyerek

grudgingly

[ˈgrʌdʒɪŋlɪ] ADVde mala gana, a regañadientes

grudgingly

[ˈgrʌdʒɪŋli] advà contre-cœur, de mauvaise grâce

grudgingly

advwiderwillig; albeit grudginglywenn auch nur widerwillig; he grudgingly accepted the offerer nahm das Angebot widerwillig an

grudgingly

[ˈgrʌdʒɪŋlɪ] adv (accept, support) → malvolentieri, a malincuore

grudge

(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.
noun
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 ?
The slightest order was received with a black look and grudgingly and carelessly obeyed.
Half unconscious of what I was doing, I asked a watchman if he could tell me to whom the house belonged; whereupon grudgingly, and as though he were vexed at something, the fellow muttered that it belonged to one Markov.
After some delay and demur, the door grudgingly turned on its hinges a very little way, and allowed Mr.
But though it all brought for him thus a dim light, "You 'pitied' him?" he grudgingly, resentfully asked.
The doors of Skuytercliff were rarely and grudgingly opened to visitors, and a chilly week-end was the most ever offered to the few thus privileged.
"Well," she conceded grudgingly, "Jane Andrews is home from the West -- came last week -- and she's going to be married to a Winnipeg millionaire.
The men who happened to pass him on the footpath said "Good-morning" grudgingly. The women took no notice of him--with one exception.
Smallweed glanced with a troubled eye at us and grudgingly nodded assent.
"Perhaps not," the Inspector declared, "but, on the other hand, there are certain questions which you can answer me,--answer them, I mean, not grudgingly and as though in duty bound,--answer them intelligently, and with some apprehension of the things which lie behind."
He did this grudgingly however, and retained most of his big enterprises of his own.
'It's something,' admitted Lady Wetherby, grudgingly.
"Now we've got to think of the horrors." She looked grudgingly at the novel which had once caused her perhaps an hour's discomfort, so that she had never opened it again, but kept it on her table, and looked at it occasionally, as some medieval monk kept a skull, or a crucifix to remind him of the frailty of the body.