Grievance



[gree-vuh ns] /ˈgri vəns/

noun
1.
a wrong considered as grounds for complaint, or something believed to cause distress:
Inequitable taxation is the chief grievance.
2.
a complaint or resentment, as against an unjust or unfair act:
to have a grievance against someone.
/ˈɡriːvəns/
noun
1.
a real or imaginary wrong causing resentment and regarded as grounds for complaint
2.
a feeling of resentment or injustice at having been unfairly treated
3.
(obsolete) affliction or hardship
n.

c.1300, “state of being aggrieved,” from Old French grevance “harm, injury, misfortune, trouble, suffering,” from grever “to harm, to burden” (see grieve). In reference to a cause of such a condition, from late 15c.
see: air one’s grievances

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