Definitions for grievanceˈgri vəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grudge, score, grievance(noun)

    a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

    "holding a grudge"; "settling a score"

  2. grievance(noun)

    an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice

  3. grievance(noun)

    a complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action


  1. grievance(Noun)

    Something which causes grief.

  2. grievance(Noun)

    A complaint or annoyance; also a formal complaint.

    If you want the problem fixed, you'll have to file a grievance with the city.

  3. Origin: grievance, from the verb grever + -ance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grievance(verb)

    a cause of uneasiness and complaint; a wrong done and suffered; that which gives ground for remonstrance or resistance, as arising from injustice, tyranny, etc.; injury

  2. Grievance(verb)

    grieving; grief; affliction


  1. Grievance

    In general, grievance is a wrong or hardship suffered, whether real or supposed, which forms legitimate grounds of complaint. In the past, the word meant oppressive state of things.

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