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  • begrudging — egrudging adj. being given reluctantly or with displeasure. Syn: envious, grudging. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • begrudging — index jealous, reluctant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • begrudging — adjective Thesaurus: jealous and envioussynonym Main entry: begrudge …   Useful english dictionary

  • Begrudging — Begrudge Be*grudge , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begrudged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begrudging}.] To grudge; to envy the possession of. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • begrudging — adjective a) envious b) reluctant …   Wiktionary

  • begrudging — be·grudge || bɪ grÊŒdÊ’ v. hold a grudge against someone; reluctantly permit or allow; be jealous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • envious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. jealous, invidious, covetous. See jealousy. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Having a jealous nature] Syn. distrustful, suspicious, watchful; see jealous . 2. [DeSiring a possession of another] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • jealous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. possessive, envious, resentful, demanding, monopolizing, protective, watchful, covetous, begrudging, mistrustful, suspicious, skeptical, doubting, jaundiced, insecure, apprehensive, green eyed*; see also envious 2 ,… …   English dictionary for students

  • begrudge — UK [bɪˈɡrʌdʒ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms begrudge : present tense I/you/we/they begrudge he/she/it begrudges present participle begrudging past tense begrudged past participle begrudged 1) to feel annoyed because someone has got something… …   English dictionary

  • begrudge — /bəˈgrʌdʒ / (say buh gruj), /bi / (say bee ) verb (t) (begrudged, begrudging) 1. to be discontented at seeing (a person) have (something): to begrudge someone their good fortune. 2. to be reluctant to give, grant, or allow: to begrudge him the… …   Australian English dictionary

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