A grudge is a resentment or anger that you have towards someone. Sometimes a grudge can last for a very long time.

  • The woman has a longstanding grudge against her exhusband.

  • The man has a grudge against all the other drivers on the road.

Definition of grudges


a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation


grievance, score


bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings




accept or admit unwillingly

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Example Sentences for grudges

  • 1

    Oh, that was the reason for the grudge.

  • 2

    If you're willing to stop grudging.

  • 3

    He is a certifiable lunatic with a grudge.

  • 4

    A grudging apology is barely the beginning.

  • 5

    You're willing to stop grudging.

  • 6

    Reveals that the curse is not the reason for his grudge.

  • 7

    Donald was forced to make a grudging apology.

  • 8

    The homicide was motivated by grudges against the victims.

  • 9

    The killing was clearly part of the grudge phase.

  • 10

    This led the military to withdraw their grudging support.