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Definition of "grudging" []

  • Reluctant; unwilling. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "grudging" in a sentence
  • "In 1729, in grudging acknowledgment of the over-wintering population, the naval governor at Newfoundland was permitted to appoint justices of the peace and surrogates to hear fishery disputes in the absence of fishing admirals and seasonal governors."
  • "The disciples had just now betrayed the weakness of their love to him, in grudging the ointment that was poured upon his head"
  • "I have a certain grudging respect for the real ones who get on and do it, and a growing impatience with the call/texters who never intend anything of the sort, but f**k us around for hours while they work through their angst."