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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

    Synonyms:
    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 Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. grudgeverb

    Synonyms:
    spare, retain, covet, envy, withhold

    Antonyms:
    spend, impart, welcome, satisfy, gratify

  2. grudgenoun

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

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

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  1. grudge, score, grievanceverb

    a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

    "holding a grudge"; "settling a score"

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

  2. stew, grudgeverb

    bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings

    Synonyms:
    grizzle, brood, stew

  3. grudgeverb

    accept or admit unwillingly

    Synonyms:
    stew

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. grudgeverb

    Synonyms:
    grant with reluctance, give unwillingly

  2. grudgeverb

    Synonyms:
    envy, begrudge, repine at

  3. grudgeverb

    Synonyms:
    be reluctant, be unwilling

  4. grudgeverb

    Synonyms:
    repine, murmur, grieve, be envious

  5. grudgenoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. grudgenoun

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

  2. grudgeverb

    Synonyms:
    begrudge, resent, envy

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "grudge":

    rancour, resentment, dent, hatred, tooth, malice

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How to use grudge in a sentence?

  1. David Axelrod:

    He doesn't view it as a personal grudge match with Donald Trump, he views it as an existential matter for the country and for democracy.

  2. Maria Martinez:

    But what touches me is when the DA got behind me and stamped me... and proved me innocent -- so what grudge ?

  3. Strobe Talbott:

    Putin is not a good strategist. He is stirring up a hornet's nest of Sunni Muslims who will hold a grudge against him, he already had an internal problem with Islamist extremism and he now has an external problem since ISIS was responsible for the Sinai plane bombing.

  4. Aesop:

    People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.

  5. Hesiod:

    Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.


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