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Definitions and Synonyms of grievance | Another word for grievance | What is grievance?

Definition 1: a complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action - [noun denoting communication]

(grievance is a kind of ...) an expression of grievance or resentment

Definition 2: an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice - [noun denoting communication]

(grievance is a kind of ...) (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)

"an allegation of malpractice"

Definition 3: a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where grievance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • holding a grudge
  • settling a score

Synonyms for grievance in the sense of this definition

(grievance is a kind of ...) a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

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