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GRUDGING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does grudging mean? 

GRUDGING (adjective)
  The adjective GRUDGING has 2 senses:

1. of especially an attitude
2. petty or reluctant in giving or spending

  Familiarity information: GRUDGING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRUDGING (adjective)


Sense 1grudging [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of especially an attitude

Context examples:

gave grudging consent / grudging acceptance of his opponent's victory

Similar:

unwilling (not disposed or inclined toward)


Sense 2grudging [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Petty or reluctant in giving or spending

Synonyms:

niggardly; grudging; scrimy

Context example:

a niggardly tip

Similar:

stingy; ungenerous (unwilling to spend)


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