Aggrieved



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 Henry Ford Richard Snow May 13, 2013

He thanked Obama for his opinion, but looked and sounded like the aggrieved party.
Secret Rev. Wright Meeting Richard Wolffe May 31, 2009

The former president seems to have left out only the aggrieved minorities and abortion doctors.
A Democrat’s Guide to Bush’s Book Bryan Curtis November 9, 2010

And so they did what academics do when they are aggrieved: they wrote an article in a medical journal.
Up to Speed: The Cholesterol Mess Kent Sepkowitz November 18, 2013

But the modern right, argued Hofstadter, was unique in its aggrieved sense of dispossession.
Our Favorite Books of 2009 The Daily Beast December 21, 2009

Historical Examples

“I am surprised that Mary should have thought I wanted more coffee,” continued the Idiot, in an aggrieved tone.
The Idiot John Kendrick Bangs

“You should have told me that before,” said the girl, in an aggrieved tone.
The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2 Various

Graham alone, representing the aggrieved shareholders, was at the scene of action.
To The Front Charles King

I was aggrieved against him, as though he had cheated me—me!
Lord Jim Joseph Conrad

Yet as she faced her reflection, May pouted and put on the look of one aggrieved.
Love in a Cloud Arlo Bates

adjective
feeling resentment at having been treated unjustly
verb (transitive)
(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
adj.

“oppressed in spirit,” mid-14c., past participle adjective from aggrieve. The legal sense of “injured or wronged in one’s rights” is from 1580s.
v.

early 14c., from Old French agrever “make worse; become worse,” from Latin aggravare “make heavier” (see aggravation). Related: Aggrieved; aggrieving.

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