Definitions for grievanceˈgri vəns
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word grievance
grudge, score, grievance(noun)
a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
"holding a grudge"; "settling a score"
an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice
a complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action
Something which causes grief.
A complaint or annoyance; also a formal complaint.
If you want the problem fixed, you'll have to file a grievance with the city.
Origin: grievance, from the verb grever + -ance.
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
grieving; grief; affliction
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.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To have a grievance is to have a purpose in life.
If it was a grievance or terroristic related, we just don't know.
We're apprehensive, not knowing what transpired, if it was a grievance or terroristic related, we just don't know.
A hero's funeral is about grieving, not grievance, i issue no mandates, and I make no threats of discipline, but I remind you that when you don the uniform of this department, you are bound by the tradition, honor and decency that go with it.
However, it appears the plaintiffs' primary grievance stems from non-enforcement of federal laws regarding marijuana, as opposed to choices made by the voters of Colorado, we believe this suit is without merit and we will vigorously defend against it in the U.S. Supreme Court.
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