begrudge begrudge  /bɪ ˈɡrədʒ/


  1. (v) wish ill or allow unwillingly
  2. (v) be envious of; set one's heart on



  1. Nor is this to begrudge the Choctaw their ability to extract aid from Washington.
  2. Neither we nor the press begrudge him that.
  3. And it's hard to begrudge him his right to nudge the spotlight toward his band, and away from his private life, by any means available.


  1. She’ll support anyone but Sen. Tim Sheldon

    At the risk of sounding like a legislative supporter, I want to say I don’t begrudge the legislators their per diem during the special session(s). Think about the time and commitment involved in running for office, and once elected, fulfilling the obligations of the office. Very challenging if you also have a family, a job and other obligations.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: The Olympian

  2. Best Bars Where You Can Hide From Blackhawks Fans

    I don't begrudge Blackhawks fans their fun. Your team won! Awesome! You deserved the parade today. I am however afraid to leave my house tonight. It's Friday. I deserve a drink. And I have no desire to walk into every neighborhood bar just to find it filled with red jerseys and drunken Hawks fans. Again, Hawks fans deserve their celebrations! But that doesn't mean I have to celebrate with them.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: CBS Chicago

  3. Proceed with caution

    We would never begrudge a distraught mother from doggedly pursuing the truth. But what if we've already bumped up against it?
    on June 27, 2013     Source: The Augusta Chronicle


  • As Obama said on Wednesday of his fellow citizens: "We don't disparage wealth. We don't begrudge anybody for achieving success."
    on Feb 7, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

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