verb (used with object), be·grudged, be·grudg·ing.

  1. to envy or resent the pleasure or good fortune of (someone): She begrudged her friend the award.
  2. to be reluctant to give, grant, or allow: She did not begrudge the money spent on her children’s education.

verb (tr)

  1. to give, admit, or allow unwillingly or with a bad grace
  2. to envy (someone) the possession of (something)

mid-14c., from be- + Middle English grucchen “to murmur” (see grudge). Related: Begrudged; begrudging; begrudgingly.

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