Definition: Reluctant to admit, accept, or do something
Part of Speech: Adjective
Synonym(s): reluctant, hesitant
Antonym(s): eager, keen
1. Even though Jana is a girl, she has a great arm and is sure to win the grudging acceptance of the football team.
2. By standing tall, the boy won the bully's grudging respect.
3. Although the teacher didn’t like the young boy, she had to admit he’d earned her grudging admiration.