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See definition of grudge on Dictionary.com
  • nounhard feelings
  • verbfeel resentful; give unwillingly

synonyms for grudge

  • animosity
  • animus
  • antipathy
  • bad blood
  • bitterness
  • enmity
  • grievance
  • hatred
  • ill will
  • injustice
  • malice
  • rancor
  • resentment
  • aversion
  • dislike
  • hate
  • injury
  • malevolence
  • maliciousness
  • malignancy
  • peeve
  • pique
  • spite
  • spitefulness
  • spleen
  • venom
  • bone to pick
  • pet peeve
See also synonyms for: grudging
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antonyms for grudge

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  • friendliness
  • friendship
  • good will
  • happiness
  • kindness
  • like
  • liking
  • love
  • loving
  • respect
  • sympathy
  • favor
  • forgiveness
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How to use grudge in a sentence

It would be good for the girls to see, too, that you can respect their decision fully and still not carry their grudges into the adult friendships.
CAROLYN HAX: WHAT IF YOUR DAUGHTER AND HER BFF WERE REALLY JUST BFS?CAROLYN HAXFEBRUARY 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
An eagerness to promote short-term grievances into long-term grudges is detrimental to family harmony.
MISS MANNERS: I FEEL ROBBED OF MY POTLUCK WEDDINGJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Ah, the holiday spirit — and its many ways to bear a grudge.
MISS MANNERS: WHO CALLS WHOM? WHO CARES? JUST PICK UP THE PHONE.JUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINDECEMBER 26, 2020WASHINGTON POST
His stories did what many big-city columnists’ stories have done over the decades, grinding axes and nursing grudges.
A DIVISIVE JETS REPORTER, ACCUSED OF BULLYING, LOSES HIS PLACE ON THE BEATBEN STRAUSSDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I’m not going to sit here and carry a grudge just because people expect me to carry it.
TRENT WILLIAMS SAYS HE WON’T CARRY GRUDGE INTO SUNDAY’S GAME AGAINST EX-WASHINGTON TEAMMATESLES CARPENTERDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
This would be an awful blow to us out here, would be a sign that Providence had some grudge against the Dardanelles.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
It was miserable economy indeed to grudge a reward of a few thousands to one who had made the State richer by millions.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
I grudge no trouble in the duty that Providence has forced upon me of superintending the lives of any of my girls.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
In any case, after the first hours of bitterness, Tchaikovsky bore no grudge against the faithless lady.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
Now he had a new grudge against Louis de Valmont; to the sins of the master had been added those of the men.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
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WORDS RELATED TO GRUDGE

  • be jealous
  • be reluctant
  • be stingy
  • covet
  • eat one's heart out
  • envy
  • grudge
  • pinch
  • resent
  • stint
  • bad blood
  • conflict
  • family feud
  • feud
  • fight
  • grudge
  • vendetta
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