Translation of grudging in Spanish:


hecho a regañadientes, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈɡrədʒɪŋ/ /ˈɡrʌdʒɪŋ/


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    (admission) hecho a regañadientes
    (ways/attitude) mezquino
    (ways/attitude) poco generoso
    he is grudging in his praise le cuesta mucho hacer elogios
    • The newspaper offered only a grudging apology for its reprehensible victimization of Lee and did not discipline any of the reporters involved.
    • He was not even gracious enough to apologise and did not do so until some time later when it became expedient, in terms of his public image, to offer a grudging and less than grovelling apology.
    • The First Minister eventually decided to go to Normandy, but his decision to do so, and the accompanying apology, was seen as grudging and petulant.
    • This acknowledgement is almost grudging and apologetic.
    • In a grudging manner she also apologised to me, complaining that she was tired.
    • She gave her grudging approval, though the world must have seemed more dangerous than ever in the midst of a cholera epidemic that claimed sixteen thousand Parisians between March and May 1849.
    • And this isn't just a grudging type of support offered through clenched teeth: they are advertising the fact with a huge ‘Good Luck England’ poster filling an ornate window.
    • I was a career thief and I suppose there is grudging respect on both sides.
    • It is, in essence, a buddy piece: a fugitive, arrested 30 years before for protesting his government's eugenics program, forms a grudging friendship with an alien.
    • Well, calling this a grudging or a reluctant acceptance is a huge understatement, Bob.
    • There was a general, reluctant, grudging assent to do this, but they were all complying when suddenly a voice broke in.
    • But I do think there's been a willingness, or even a grudging willingness, to accept this as a good first step.
    • ‘All the financial investment would have been for nought if our staff were working with sour faces and a grudging attitude,’ he said.
    • Often, only the pressure of the spending timetable in the plan forced grudging assent out of some of the voting members.
    • Additionally, the grudging acceptance of the Welsh victory was subsumed beneath an avalanche of regurgitated nonsense on qualification from the previous week.
    • First you get a period of moral panic, then a grudging, dismissive acceptance, and then, eventually, a recognition of cultural worth.
    • I think after the anger comes some sort of grudging acceptance, but it's not going to be a very calming acceptance.
    • After months of trying to undo the harm caused by our deception, we finally managed to promote a grudging parental acceptance of the strange new children of humankind.
    • While there was a grudging acceptance that amalgamation would proceed, there were two troubling outcomes.
    • I have a grudging awareness that I may spend my whole life accepting this fear.