Begrudgingly



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

Pride of a Nation Leslie H. Gelb May 4, 2011
The World’s Most Vulnerable Mayor Janine di Giovanni March 1, 2013
Why Men Are Settling for Mrs. Good Enough Jessica Bennett February 20, 2012
Which of Amazon’s TV Pilots Should Go to Series? Kevin Fallon April 21, 2013
Jodie Foster Blasts Kristen Stewart–Robert Pattinson Break-Up Spectacle Jodie Foster August 14, 2012

Historical Examples

Joyce of the North Woods Harriet T. Comstock
The Outlet Andy Adams
The Best Short Stories of 1919 Various
Cobb’s Anatomy Irvin S. Cobb
The Manbos of Mindano John M. Garvan

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