grudging


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  • adj

Synonyms for grudging

Synonyms for grudging

of especially an attitude

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petty or reluctant in giving or spending

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References in classic literature ?
As an American, however, I cannot help grudging another of our most popular daughters to even the best of Englishmen.
He saw the woman tend her in the night; return to her when her grudging husband was asleep, and all was still; encourage her, shed tears with her, set nourishment before her.
The young clerk flushed with pleasure at this chorus of praise, rude and indiscriminate indeed, and yet so much heartier and less grudging than any which he had ever heard from the critical brother Jerome, or the short-spoken Abbot.
In the kindness that was given to him he saw only a grudging charity, and yet he was angry with the world and with man that he did not receive more.
It makes one very humble to see oneself surrounded by such a wealth of beauty and perfection anonymously lavished, and to think of the infinite meanness of our own grudging charities, and how displeased we are if they are not promptly and properly appreciated.
Sparsit fighting out a daily fight at the points of all the weapons in the female armoury, with the grudging, smarting, peevish, tormenting Lady Scadgers, still laid up in bed with her mysterious leg, and gobbling her insufficient income down by about the middle of every quarter, in a mean little airless lodging, a mere closet for one, a mere crib for two; but did he see more?
Then I brought them out all my store of tools, and gave every man a digging-spade, a shovel, and a rake, for we had no barrows or ploughs; and to every separate place a pickaxe, a crow, a broad axe, and a saw; always appointing, that as often as any were broken or worn out, they should be supplied without grudging out of the general stores that I left behind.
While I am a fan of moving on and forgetting I definitely never 100 per cent forgive anyone, I think being cautious or somewhat grudging is a good thing.
Responding to claims by a Sydney-based imam that Australia will be a Muslim nation in five decades, Danna Vale, a member of Prime Minister John Howard's ruling coalition, expressed grudging agreement.