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[gruhj-ing] /ˈgrʌdʒ ɪŋ/
displaying or reflecting reluctance or unwillingness:
grudging acceptance of the victory of an opponent.
Origin of grudging
1375-1425; late Middle English. See grudge, -ing2
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grudgingly, adverb Unabridged
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  • But that's the back-door route, creating the impression that it is being done grudgingly.
  • He gave little ground to critics and surrendered even that grudgingly.
  • The bankers who have been grilled by the body are grudgingly complimentary.
  • There was a time when casinos only grudgingly tolerated slot machines.
  • We give it power only grudgingly and then object to its exercise.
  • But many commuters grudgingly concede that, while serious problems still exist, there are fewer hardships and better service.
  • All socialists in the world today grudgingly accept the need for some kind of market.
  • We either grudgingly tolerate or actually embrace the stars and bars, depending on our race and home state.
  • If so, his countrymen seem grudgingly unappreciative.
  • For example, the government actively encourages work on stem cells rather than grudgingly permitting it.

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