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grudge


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grudge  \Grudge\,  n. 
  1.  Sullen  malice  or  malevolence;  cherished  malice,  enmity,  or 
  dislike;  ill  will  an  old  cause  of  hatred  or  quarrel. 
 
  Esau  had  conceived  a  mortal  grudge  and  eumity 
  against  hie  brother  Jacob.  --South. 
 
  The  feeling  may  not  be  envy;  it  may  not  be 
  imbittered  by  a  grudge.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  Slight  symptom  of  disease.  [Obs.] 
 
  Our  shaken  monarchy,  that  now  lies  .  .  .  struggling 
  againat  the  grudges  of  more  dreaded  calamities. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Pique;  aversion;  dislike;  ill  will  hatred;  spite.  See 
  {Pique}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grudge  \Grudge\,  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  desire  to  possess  or  to  appropriate;  to 
  envy  one  the  possession  of  to  begrudge;  to  covet;  to 
  give  with  reluctance;  to  desire  to  get  back  again  -- 
  followed  by  the  direct  object  only,  or  by  both  the  direct 
  and  indirect  objects. 
 
  Tis  not  in  thee  To  grudge  my  pleasures,  to  cut  off 
  my  train.  --Shak. 
 
  I  have  often  heard  the  Presbyterians  say  they  did 
  not  grudge  us  our  employments.  --Swift. 
 
  They  have  grudged  us  contribution.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  hold  or  harbor  with  malicioua  disposition  or  purpose; 
  to  cherish  enviously.  [Obs.] 
 
  Perish  they  That  grudge  one  thought  against  your 
  majesty  !  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grudge  \Grudge\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  covetous  or  envious;  to  show  discontent;  to  murmur; 
  to  complain;  to  repine;  to  be  unwilling  or  reluctant. 
 
  Grudge  not  one  against  another.  --James  v.  9. 
 
  He  eats  his  meat  without  grudging.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  feel  compunction  or  grief.  [Obs.]  --Bp.  Fisher. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grudge 
  n  :  a  resentment  strong  enough  to  justify  retaliation;  "holding 
  a  grudge";  "settling  a  score"  [syn:  {score},  {grievance}] 
  v  1:  bear  a  grudge;  harbor  ill  feelings  [syn:  {stew}] 
  2:  accept  or  admit  unwillingly 




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