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GRIEVANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does grievance mean? 

GRIEVANCE (noun)
  The noun GRIEVANCE has 3 senses:

1. a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
2. an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice
3. a complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action

  Familiarity information: GRIEVANCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRIEVANCE (noun)


Sense 1grievance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

grievance; grudge; score

Context examples:

holding a grudge / settling a score

Hypernyms ("grievance" is a kind of...):

bitterness; gall; rancor; rancour; resentment (a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will)


Sense 2grievance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("grievance" is a kind of...):

allegation ((law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law))


Sense 3grievance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("grievance" is a kind of...):

complaint (an expression of grievance or resentment)


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