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English definition of “grudging”

grudging

adjective uk   /ˈɡrʌdʒ.ɪŋ/ us  
A grudging action or feeling is one that you do or have unwillingly: She won the grudging respect of her boss.Unwilling and reluctantReady and willingLacking interest and enthusiasm
grudgingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
She grudgingly (= unwillingly) admitted that she had been wrong to criticize him.Unwilling and reluctantReady and willingLacking interest and enthusiasm
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