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Synonyms for grudge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grudge, score, grievance(verb)

    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, grudge(verb)

    bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings

    grizzle, brood, stew

  3. grudge(verb)

    accept or admit unwillingly


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. grudge(v)

    spare, retain, covet, envy, withhold

    spend, impart, welcome, satisfy, gratify

  2. grudge(n)

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grudge(v. a.)

    grant with reluctance, give unwillingly

  2. grudge(v. a.)

    envy, begrudge, repine at

  3. grudge(v. n.)

    be reluctant, be unwilling

  4. grudge(v. n.)

    repine, murmur, grieve, be envious

  5. grudge(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grudge(n)

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

  2. grudge(v)

    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. 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.

  2. Rand Paul:

    There are always going to be people who have chosen other candidates or who for one reason or another hold a grudge. But I think really with both A.J. and (Paul's other Iowa adviser, Steve Grubbs) there's a broad reach to a broad swath to the party.

  3. Nigel Farage:

    I think Obama bears a bit of a grudge against this country.

  4. Stephen Martin:

    He was very proud, quick to hold a grudge, and his whole life was crashing down upon him.

  5. 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.

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