Begrudging



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

Ban the Speedo! Sean Macaulay October 4, 2009
Israeli Deputy Defense Minister: Government ‘Will Be Against’ Any Palestinian State Ali Gharib June 5, 2013

Historical Examples

Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
Erik Dorn Ben Hecht
A Will and No Will or A Bone for the Lawyers. (1746) The New Play Criticiz’d, or the Plague of Envy (1747) Charles Macklin
My Friend Prospero Henry Harland
Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
Green Valley Katharine Reynolds
The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne
Where There is Nothing William Butler Yeats

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