Part of speech: noun

A cause of annoyance; wrong done.

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Usage examples "grievance":

  1. I had saved up my grievance and felt the need to lay it before her. - "Aurora the Magnificent", Gertrude Hall.
  2. But to make an arrangement of that kind and to keep to it in such a way that I never had the very slightest ground for even the shadow of a " private grievance" was wonderful. - "The Adventure of Living", John St. Loe Strachey.
  3. He assured them that their every grievance should be considered, and a free pardon, as before, given to all concerned. - "The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1", Frederick Whymper.