Aggrieved
Aggrieve Ag*grieve", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aggrieved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aggrieving}.] [OE. agreven, OF. agrever; a (L. ad) + grever to burden, injure, L. gravare to weigh down, fr. gravis heavy. See {Grieve}, and cf. {Aggravate}.] To give pain or sorrow to; to afflict; hence, to oppress or injure in one's rights; to bear heavily upon; -- now commonly used in the passive TO be aggrieved. [1913 Webster]

Aggrieved by oppression and extortion. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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  • aggrieved — adj: having a grievance: as a: suffering from an infringement or denial of rights b: having interests adversely affected aggrieved creditors Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • aggrieved — adj. 1. 1 subjected to an injustice. the aggrieved mother. Syn: injured, wronged. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aggrieved — (adj.) oppressed in spirit, mid 14c., pp. adjective from AGGRIEVE (Cf. aggrieve). The legal sense of injured or wronged in one s rights is from 1580s …   Etymology dictionary

  • aggrieved — [adj] very distressed afflicted, depressed, disturbed, grieving, harmed, hurt, injured, oppressed, pained, peeved, persecuted, saddened, unhappy, woeful, wronged; concept 403 Ant. happy, pleased …   New thesaurus

  • aggrieved — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ resentful because of unfair treatment. ORIGIN from Old French agrever make heavier , from Latin aggravare (see AGGRAVATE(Cf. ↑aggravation)) …   English terms dictionary

  • aggrieved — [ə grēvd′] adj. 1. having a grievance; wronged 2. injured in one s legal rights aggrievedly [əgrēv′id lē] adv …   English World dictionary

  • aggrieved — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, sound ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • aggrieved — adjective Date: 14th century 1. troubled or distressed in spirit 2. a. suffering from an infringement or denial of legal rights < aggrieved minority groups > b. showing or expressing grief, injury, or offense …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aggrieved — adjective a) Angry or resentful due to unjust treatment. I am aggrieved at the conditions which have been forced upon me. b) Having ones rights denied or curtailed. The aggrieved person may present their petition to the court for review …   Wiktionary

  • aggrieved — ag|grieved [əˈgri:vd] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: agrever, from Latin aggravare; AGGRAVATE] 1.) angry and sad because you think you have been unfairly treated ▪ an aggrieved tone of voice 2.) law having suffered as a result of the …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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