grudge(gruj),USA pronunciationn., adj., v.,grudged, grudg•ing. n.
a feeling of ill will or resentment:to hold a grudge against a former opponent.
done, arranged, etc., in order to settle a grudge:The middleweight fight was said to be a grudge match.
to give or permit with reluctance; submit to unwillingly:The other team grudged us every point we scored.
to resent the good fortune of (another); begrudge.
[Obs.]to feel dissatisfaction or ill will.
Gmc; compare Middle High German grogezen to complain, cry out
Old French gro(u)c(h)ier
late Middle English grudgen, gruggen, variant of gruchen 1400–50
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged bitterness, rancor, malevolence, enmity, hatred. Grudge,malice,spite refer to ill will held against another or others. A grudge is a feeling of resentment harbored because of some real or fancied wrong:to hold a grudge because of jealousy; She has a grudge against him.Malice is the state of mind that delights in doing harm, or seeing harm done, to others, whether expressing itself in an attempt seriously to injure or merely in sardonic humor:malice in watching someone's embarrassment; to tell lies about someone out of malice.Spite is petty, and often sudden, resentment that manifests itself usually in trifling retaliations:to reveal a secret out of spite.