Associations to the word «Grievance»


GRIEVANCE, noun. (countable) Something which causes grief.
GRIEVANCE, noun. A wrong or hardship suffered, which is the grounds of a complaint.
GRIEVANCE, noun. A complaint or annoyance.
GRIEVANCE, noun. A formal complaint, especially in the context of a unionized workplace.

Dictionary definition

GRIEVANCE, noun. A resentment strong enough to justify retaliation; "holding a grudge"; "settling a score".
GRIEVANCE, noun. An allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice.
GRIEVANCE, noun. A complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action.

Wise words

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