verb (used with object), begrudged, begrudging.
to envy or resent the pleasure or good fortune of (someone): She begrudged her friend the award.
to be reluctant to give, grant, or allow: She did not begrudge the money spent on her children's education.

1350–1400; Middle English bigrucchen. See be-, grudge

begrudgingly, adverb
unbegrudged, adjective

begrudge, regret, resent (see synonym study at regret).

1. See envy. Unabridged
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begrudge (bɪˈɡrʌdʒ)
1.  to give, admit, or allow unwillingly or with a bad grace
2.  to envy (someone) the possession of (something)

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., from be- + M.E. grucchen "to murmur" (see grudge).
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Example sentences
Our world is, thanks to these begrudged tax dollars, more tactically proficient at any given time than theirs.
And no one would have disagreed or begrudged her that.
Yet none of the speculators begrudged paying the tax for everyone made money.
As the ruins grew in popularity as a destination, the hotel was rewarded with a begrudged permanence.
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