What does the word grudgingly mean?

Usage examples for 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 by George William Curtis
  2. At this he laughed a little grudgingly. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  3. He was a big man, Cyril grudgingly admitted. – Who? by Elizabeth Kent
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