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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
he felt grudging respect for hersentía respeto por ella a pesar de sí mismo
to be grudging in one's praiseser reacio(a) a alabar
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grudging [ˈɡrʌdʒɪŋ]
[+attitude, praise] reticente
he earned the grudging admiration/respect of his rivals se ganó, aunque con reticencias, el respeto/la admiración de sus rivales; she gave us a grudging apology se disculpó de mala gana or a regañadientes
he was grudging in his support of the new measures they were grudging about the cost at first
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