Begrudged



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

The Real ‘60 Minutes’ Revelation Michael Tomasky January 28, 2013
My Conversation with John Updike Barbara Probst Solomon January 28, 2009

Historical Examples

A Romantic Young Lady Robert Grant
Two Boys in Wyoming Edward S. Ellis
Mr. Pat’s Little Girl Mary F. Leonard
The Drone Rutherford Mayne
The Battle with the Slum Jacob A. Riis.
Motor Boat Boys Mississippi Cruise Louis Arundel
A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray

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

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