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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alen Coren:

    To have a grievance is to have a purpose in life.

  2. Marilyn Hutcheson:

    If it was a grievance or terroristic related, we just don't know.

  3. Marilyn Hutcheson:

    We're apprehensive, not knowing what transpired, if it was a grievance or terroristic related, we just don't know.

  4. William Bratton:

    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.

  5. Colorado Attorney General:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of grievance

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