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"He's a loyal kid, at that," Burke commented, with a grudging admiration.

Also there was a grudging note of admiration in his voice when he next spoke.

And if Nature had been grudging with him, his father was not more kind.

I reared you to the best of my powers, grudging neither pains nor expense.

Then you're no grudging us the loss of six lambs, Mr. Clark.

Ask her to bear corn or pasture flocks, and she will be miserly and grudging.

"Not any more than she can help, I suppose," was the grudging reply.

The administrator was slow and grudging in sending his remittances.

"It is the child you want—not me," he said, with grudging reproach.

Miss Fennimore was far more concerned than if the submission had been grudging.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "to murmur, complain," variant of grutch. Meaning "to begrudge" is c.1500. Related: Grudged; grudges; grudging; grudgingly. The noun is mid-15c., from the verb.

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