grievance


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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 ?
Barrymore considers that he has a grievance," he said.
The general public, however, which most unreasonably entertained a grievance at having been excluded, stormed the doors at a quarter to eight, after a prolonged melee in which several people were injured, including Inspector Scoble of H.
He was silent and dignified as they are; he seemed to have a big, but buried, grievance, as they do.
Perhaps Zeena had failed to see the new doctor or had not liked his counsels: Ethan knew that in such cases the first person she met was likely to be held responsible for her grievance.
She poured out her grievance to him and suggested her scheme.
What was needed was a sense of justice and a sympathy with European affairs, but a remote sympathy not dulled by petty interests; a moral superiority over those sovereigns of the day who co-operated with him; a mild and attractive personality; and a personal grievance against Napoleon.
This grievance dated back to the middle years of the last century, when, owing to some official intrigue, his merits had been passed over in a disgraceful manner in favor of another, his junior.
For three days the old man had brooded over his grievance, seeking for some means to be revenged upon the King for the insult which Henry had put upon him.
He pumped Morrison, the clerk, who had first to vent his personal grievance against Miss Mason before he could tell what little he knew of her.
She imagined herself, in an exasperating future, as a scrawny woman with an eternal grievance.
A few words from the prince disposed of each case, and, if the applicant liked not the judgment, a quick glance from the prince's dark eyes sent him to the door with the grievance all gone out of him.
She sighed again, and at last the particular grievance was remembered.
Neither of them gave full utterance to their sense of grievance, but they considered each other in the wrong, and tried on every pretext to prove this to one another.
I told you, the last time you were here with a grievance, that you had better turn about and come out of that.
At the man's were a Member, an Engineer, a Payer-off of the National Debt, a Poem on Shakespeare, a Grievance, and a Public Office, who all seem to be utter strangers to Veneering.