Part of speech: adverb

In a grudging manner; with reluctance or ill will.

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Usage examples "grudgingly":

  1. Yet the men who were so unhandsomely suffered to depart from the service were also grudgingly paid when they were released. - "From the Easy Chair, series 3", George William Curtis.
  2. At this he laughed a little grudgingly. - "The Coast of Chance", Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain.
  3. He was a big man, Cyril grudgingly admitted. - "Who?", Elizabeth Kent.