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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Quality or state of being unwilling or reluctant.

Usage examples (7)
  • O'BRIEN: Yes, Rym, as this document comes out, just give us a sense, are the Iraqis giving it out in a spirit of being forthcoming, or is there a sense of grudgingness...
  • It was not from grudgingness that our Lord gave the charge in
  • Nothing grates on me more than that posthumous grudgingness toward a wife.
  • Mrs. Noakes admitted with the grudgingness of a person of uncheerful temperament, that looks like that always would make talk. for more
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