KJV Dictionary Definition: grudge


GRUDGE', v.t. L. rugio.

1. To be discontented at another's enjoyments or advantages; to envy one the possession or happiness which we desire for ourselves.

'Tis not in thee

To grudge my pleasures, to cut off my train.

I have often heard the presbyterians say, they did not grudge us our employments.

It is followed by two objects, but probably by ellipsis; as, grudge us for grudge to us.

2. To give or take unwillingly.

Nor grudge my cold embraces in the grave.

They have grudged those contributions, which have set our country at the head of all the governments of Europe.


GRUDG'ING, pp. Envying; being uneasy at another's possession of something which we have a desire to possess.

GRUDG'ING, n. Uneasiness at the possession of something by another.

1. Reluctance; also, a secret wish or desire.

He had a grudging still to be a knave.

2. A symptom of disease. Not in use.


GRUDG'INGLY, adv. Unwillingly; with reluctance or discontent; as, to give grudgingly.