Aggrieving
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • aggrieving — v. wrong, oppress; cause sorrow; offend …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aggrieve — transitive verb (aggrieved; aggrieving) Etymology: Middle English agreven, from Anglo French agrever, from Latin aggravare to make heavier Date: 14th century 1. to give pain or trouble to ; distress 2. to inflict injury on Synonym …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Consumer Bill of Rights — Before the mid twentieth century, consumers were without rights with regard to their interaction with products and commercial producers. Consumers had little ground on which to defend themselves against faulty or defective products, or against… …   Wikipedia

  • aggrieve — aggrievement, n. /euh greev /, v.t., aggrieved, aggrieving. 1. to oppress or wrong grievously; injure by injustice. 2. to afflict with pain, anxiety, etc. [1250 1300; ME agreven < MF agrever < L aggravare to make heavy, worsen, equiv. to ag AG +… …   Universalium

  • aggrieve — (v.) early 14c., from O.Fr. agrever make worse; become worse, from L. aggravare make heavier (see AGGRAVATION (Cf. aggravation)). Related: AGGRIEVED (Cf. Aggrieved); aggrieving …   Etymology dictionary

  • aggrieve — /əˈgriv/ (say uh greev) verb (t) (aggrieved, aggrieving) (now used chiefly in the passive) to oppress or wrong grievously; injure by injustice. {Middle English agreve(n), Old French agrever, from Latin aggravāre exasperate} …   Australian English dictionary

  • aggrieve — [ə grēv′] vt. aggrieved, aggrieving [ME agreven < OFr agrever, to aggravate < L aggravare, AGGRAVATE] 1. to cause grief or injury to; offend 2. to injure in one s legal rights SYN. WRONG …   English World dictionary

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