I. verb 1. [with two objs] — envy (someone) the possession or enjoyment of (something) • she begrudged Martin his affluence.
2. [with obj.] — give reluctantly or resentfully • nobody begrudges a single penny spent on health
• (as adj. begrudging)
begrudging admiration from a rival.
II. derivatives 1. begrudger noun
2. begrudgingly adverb