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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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  • "You aren't going to win all the holes," he said grudgingly, as he ran down his putt.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • I say grudgingly, because Roland didn't like the new partner, and had said so from the first.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • Theyve done fairly well with the tickets, Robin grudgingly conceded.

  • grudgingly the president admitted the point, and the question was repeated.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • "I'll whip the cream, if he's got to have it," she said grudgingly.

    Married Life May Edginton

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