Talk:begrudge

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Could you please add a couple of sentences for example? This word seems to me to be pretty rare and hard to use. Thanks in advance, Ferike333 16:36, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

It is not very common, but it is well-known and understood. It doesn’t sound antiquated, academic, or literary, but it is a formal word. It means (1) to envy or resent the pleasure or good fortune of, or (2) to be reluctant to give or allow...e.g., I don’t begrudge you your ski vacation (= I think you deserve your ski vacation); she does not begrudge the money spent on her husband’s education (= she is not reluctant to allow the spending of money for his education); she does not begrudge him his education (= she thinks he deserves to have his education). You can ask, "do you begrudge him this?"...but in a statement, it seems that it is normally used in the negative, with not or don’t. —Stephen 20:10, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for your help. Ferike333 12:43, 27 February 2010 (UTC)