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English definition of “grudging”

grudging

adjective     /ˈɡrʌdʒ.ɪŋ/
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     /-li/ adverb She grudgingly (= unwillingly) admitted that she had been wrong to criticize him.Unwilling and reluctantReady and willingLacking interest and enthusiasm
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