grudging grudging  /ˈɡrə dʒɪŋ/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. I must also confess to a grudging respect for Gaines, who did more than package the stories Feldstein wrote.
  2. Even among comic-makers the term only gets grudging usage, mostly because any alternative would be even less recognized.
  3. Even the staunchest Beatles fans have accorded her grudging respect for her fierce guardianship of Lennon's memory.

News

  1. Mexico vs. Puerto Rico burns hot

    Ultimately, the bad blood is born of healthy competition and grudging respect
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ESPN

  2. Vietnam prime minister warned in confidence vote

    Vietnamese lawmakers handed the prime minister a grudging mandate in the country's first ever confidence vote, a ballot seen as a small step toward a more pluralistic style of governance in the one-party, ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Vietnam's prime minister survives confidence vote, but with weakened position

    HANOI, Vietnam †Vietnamese lawmakers handed the prime minister a grudging mandate in the country's first ever confidence vote, a ballot seen as a small step toward a more pluralistic style of governance in the one-party, Communist nation.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. Schiff said some of his House colleagues "aren't enthusiastic about the change. But I think there's a grudging recognition that the institution has a real credibility problem."
    on Jul 23, 2007 By: Adam Schiff Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "I have a lot of grudging respect for what he did because he beat the Clintons, something we couldn't do in 1992," said Quayle, a former GOP senator from Indiana who served under President George HW Bush from 1988-92. "The Clintons were very...
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Dan Quayle Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "This to me was a fantastically new statement in the mouth of the president of the United States, and it was said with utmost simplicity and not at all in a grudging way," Trudeau told a news conference.
    on Dec 7, 2008 By: Pierre Trudeau Source: CTV.ca

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