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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grudge

    Repugnance applies to that which one feels himself summoned or impelled to do or to endure, and from which he instinctively draws back. Aversion is the turning away of the mind or feelings from some person or thing, or from some course of action, etc. Hate, or hatred, as applied to persons, is intense and continued aversion, usually with disposition to injure; anger is sudden and brief, hatred is lingering and enduring; "Her wrath became a hate," Tennyson Pelleas and Ettarre st. 16. As applied to things, hatred is intense aversion, with desire to destroy or remove; hatred of evil is a righteous passion, akin to abhorrence, but more vehement. Malice involves the active intent to injure; in the legal sense, malice is the intent to injure, even tho with no personal ill will; as, a highwayman would be said to entertain malice toward the unknown traveler whom he attacks. Malice is direct, pressing toward a result; malignity is deep, lingering, and venomous, tho often impotent to act; rancor (akin to rancid) is cherished malignity that has soured and festered and is virulent and implacable. Spite is petty malice that delights to inflict stinging pain; grudge is deeper than spite; it is sinister and bitter; grudge, resentment, and revenge are all retaliatory, grudge being the disposition, revenge the determination to repay real or supposed offense with injury; revenge may denote also the retaliatory act; resentment, the best word of the three, always holds itself to be justifiable, but looks less certainly to action than grudge or revenge. Simple goodness may arouse the hatred of the wicked; they will be moved to revenge only by what they deem an injury or affront. Compare ABOMINATION; ANGER; ANTIPATHY; ENMITY.

    See synonyms for FRIENDSHIP; LOVE.

    abhorrence, anger, animosity, antipathy, aversion, detestation, dislike, enmity, hate, hatred, hostility, ill will, malevolence, malice, malignity, rancor, repugnance, resentment, revenge, spite

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grudgeverb

    spare, retain, covet, envy, withhold

    spend, impart, welcome, satisfy, gratify

  2. grudgenoun

    spite, grievance, aversion, rancor, hatred, pique, dissatisfaction, discontent, refusal

    welcome, satisfaction, approval, contentment, complacency, bestowal, benefaction

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grudge, score, grievanceverb

    a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

    "holding a grudge"; "settling a score"

    account, sexual conquest, score, grade, grievance, musical score, mark, scotch

  2. stew, grudgeverb

    bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings

    grizzle, brood, stew

  3. grudgeverb

    accept or admit unwillingly


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grudgeverb

    grant with reluctance, give unwillingly

  2. grudgeverb

    envy, begrudge, repine at

  3. grudgeverb

    be reluctant, be unwilling

  4. grudgeverb

    repine, murmur, grieve, be envious

  5. grudgenoun

    hatred (secretly and persistently entertained), pique, spite, malice, rancor, malevolence, ill-will, inveterate dislike

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grudgenoun

    ill-will, hatred, antipathy, rancor, aversion, enmity, resentment, envy

  2. grudgeverb

    begrudge, resent, envy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "grudge":

    rancour, resentment, dent, hatred, tooth, malice

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How to use grudge in a sentence?

  1. Sok Eysan:

    Brad Adam has had anger and grudge against the CPP for a long time.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    The fanatical atheists...are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who—in their grudge against the traditional 'opium of the people'—cannot bear the music of the spheres.

  3. Police Chief Art Acevedo:

    It appears that this may be a 20-year-old grudge that this man held, there was a lot of planning that went into this. There was a lot of planning and sadly some skill.

  4. Charlie Baker:

    We want to focus on recovery, not on the grudge matches political campaigns can devolve into.

  5. Russia President Vladimir Putin:

    We do not hold a grudge and are ready to meet our European partners halfway, but it certainly cannot be a one-way game.

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