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begrudging

[ bih-gruhj ]SEE DEFINITION OF begrudging

Synonyms for begrudging

  • envy
  • covet
  • grudge
  • pinch
  • resent
  • stint
  • be jealous
  • be reluctant
  • be stingy
  • eat one's heart out
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Antonyms for begrudging

  • be generous
  • give
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEGRUDGING

But now her words—flurried, breathless, begrudging as always—stirred him.

But surely that isn't a reason for begrudging it a word of praise?

So Sam Bobbins has got his fortune and nobody's begrudging it to him.

He went slowly back to the restaurant, begrudging Bobby to the luckier caretaker.

How heartless, begrudging her poor dead mother the poor comfort of a Christian burial, because she wanted the money for herself!

He banked away from them, flying as judiciously as possible, begrudging each foot dropped.

This comes of your begrudging me my Snack of the Spoil, Sir.

His whole attitude was one of hurry; he rested in haste, as if begrudging the moments which were lost from travel.

Russ continued to crouch over the dial, begrudging every backward flicker of the needle.

And how many others, prouder and more pressing yet, begrudging their judges and headsmen their death, perish by their own hand!

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from be- + Middle English grucchen "to murmur" (see grudge). Related: Begrudged; begrudging; begrudgingly.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BEGRUDGING

bitter

adjectivehostile, nasty

jealous

adjectivedesirous; wary
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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