grievance

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  • noun

Synonyms for grievance

complaint

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injustice

Synonyms for grievance

an expression of dissatisfaction or a circumstance regarded as a cause for such expression

Synonyms for grievance

a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

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

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

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References in classic literature ?
He had been still writing in his hiding-place, and still dwelling on his grievances, hour after hour.
One of the grievances of the women-students was that Fanny Price would never share their gay meals in restaurants, and the reason was obvious: she had been oppressed by dire poverty.
Nor should we permit our grievances to overshadow our opportunities.
I wish you could help her to take an interest in something that other people are interested in, Katharine," she observed, rather plaintively, detailing her grievances.
But Ridley was now off on grievances of his own connected with the washing of his shirts, which somehow led to the frequent visits of Hughling Elliot, who was a bore, a pedant, a dry stick of a man, and yet Ridley couldn't simply point at the door and tell him to go.
It was not in her nature to pour forth wishes or grievances.
If you would but conciliate her a little, and adopt a friendly, open manner--and even confide your grievances to her--real grievances, such as you have a right to complain of--it is my firm belief that she would, in time, become your faithful friend, and a comfort and support to you, instead of the incubus you describe her.
It was in a way akin to that common habit of men and women troubled by real or fancied grievances, who periodically and volubly break their long-suffering silence and "have their say" till the last word is said.
Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.
Mechanicians, natural philosophers, soldiers, sailors, petitioners, memorialists, people with grievances, people who wanted to prevent grievances, people who wanted to redress grievances, jobbing people, jobbed people, people who couldn't get rewarded for merit, and people who couldn't get punished for demerit, were all indiscriminately tucked up under the foolscap paper of the Circumlocution Office.
Tom never lived to taste another moment so delicious as that; and Maggie couldn't help forgetting her own grievances.
Flora has now her grievance, and she'll work it to the end.
Everybody had a narrative and a grievance, and none were reasonable about it, but all in an offensive and ungovernable state.
Had it taken place only once a year, it would have been a grievance.
He took her on his knee again, but it was some time before it occurred to Silas's dull bachelor mind that the wet boots were the grievance, pressing on her warm ankles.