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adverb as in involuntarily

adverb as in reluctantly

adverb as in unwillingly

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Example Sentences

Then I took a long look at the car itself—a silver 2003 Mazda MPV minivan named Silverfish that I’d half-grudgingly, half-gratefully inherited—and winced.

Domestically, a grudging tolerance for opposition and protest has been all but abandoned, while internationally, the Kremlin is taking particularly sharp aim at the United States ahead of the change of administration next month.

Too often, gratitude for workers and soldiers comes grudgingly, if at all.

Many advertisers cut their media planning cycles in half, forcing publisher and brand alike to work on smaller, quicker campaigns across the year, as brands grudgingly relied on a short-term approach.

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Some suggested that the digital garden was a backlash to the internet we’ve become grudgingly accustomed to, where things go viral, change is looked down upon, and sites are one-dimensional.

Asian slapstick humor does not translate well, and most of the captive audience agreed, although they grudgingly watched it.

They saw that labor had its place, and however grudgingly, they respected it and decided to live with it.

After protesting that there was no procedure for this, the girl grudgingly gave back the whole fourteen dollars.

What if he had tried to come back, only to play a couple middling seasons and then grudgingly retire or, worse, become a backup?

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) felt that he had to grudgingly support the deal.

His abilities the most intolerant Tories were forced grudgingly to acknowledge.

"He lemme go at the head of the valley and give me this hoss to git here," the boy grudgingly explained.

Then, grudgingly, it rumbled over the puncheon floor until Cooper set the four chocks back under the wheels.

A crusty, suspicious old fellow let us grudgingly in, locked the door, and made the same protests.

The hour before tea (not afternoon tea, but the solid evening meal) was grudgingly conceded to us.


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On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grudgingly, such as: carefully, cautiously, hesitantly, perforce, unenthusiastically, and unwillingly.

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