grudging : Definition, Usages, News and More

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grudging

gruh jing

  • v  bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings
  • v  accept or admit unwillingly
  • s  of especially an attitude
    gave grudging consent
    grudging acceptance of his opponent's victory
  • s  petty or reluctant in giving or spending

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

  • Mexico vs. Puerto Rico burns hot
    Ultimately, the bad blood is born of healthy competition and grudging respect
    June 12, 2013 - ESPN
  • 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, ...
    June 11, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Quotes

  • Adam Schiff in Guardian Unlimited
    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."
  • Dan Quayle in San Diego Union Tribune
    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...
  • Pierre Trudeau in CTV.ca
    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.

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