What does grievance mean?

Definitions for grievanceˈgri vəns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word grievance.

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grievance in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grievance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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