to oppress or wrong grievously; injure by injustice.
to afflict with pain, anxiety, etc.
No natives know so well how to aggrieve and be unpleasant to travellers.
In Darkest Africa, Vol. 2; or, The quest, rescue and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria Henry Morton Stanley
The mighty mother cannot find it in her heart to pronounce a decision which must aggrieve one of such a devoted pair.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845 Various
Everything that can most aggrieve the heart of man has befallen me here under his eyes.
A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete Georg Ebers
(often impersonal or passive) to grieve; distress; afflict: it aggrieved her much that she could not go
to injure unjustly, esp by infringing a person’s legal rights
early 14c., from Old French agrever “make worse; become worse,” from Latin aggravare “make heavier” (see aggravation). Related: Aggrieved; aggrieving.
wronged, offended, or injured: He felt himself aggrieved. Law. deprived of legal rights or claims. troubled; worried; disturbed; unhappy. to oppress or wrong grievously; injure by injustice. to afflict with pain, anxiety, etc. Contemporary Examples John definitely did, and in the 1970s wrote an aggrieved, whiny book making the claim. The Wonderful, Horrible Life of […]
to oppress or wrong grievously; injure by injustice. to afflict with pain, anxiety, etc. Historical Examples “I did think you would have helped me, Bunny,” Delushy cried, with aggrievement. The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore There was a tone of injury and aggrievement in his talk of the bear’s ingratitude. Eben Holden Irving Bacheller […]
aggressiveness, especially that of an urban youth gang or gang member. trouble; irritation. noun (Brit, slang) aggressive behaviour, esp by youths in a gang modifier Aggravated or annoyed: He got aggro when the interview took longer than he planned