aggrieved

adjective ag·grieved \ ə-ˈgrēvd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of aggrieved

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
  • an aggrieved plea

aggrievedly

play \-ˈgrē-vəd-lē\ adverb

Examples of aggrieved in a Sentence

  1. He felt aggrieved by their refusal to meet with him.

  2. The aggrieved party may cancel the contract.

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Origin and Etymology of aggrieved

Middle English agreved "annoyed, resentful," from past participle of agreven "to aggrieve"


AGGRIEVED Defined for English Language Learners

aggrieved

adjective

Definition of aggrieved for English Language Learners

  • : feeling anger because of unfair treatment

  • law : having suffered from unfair treatment


AGGRIEVED Defined for Kids

aggrieved

adjective ag·grieved \ ə-ˈgrēvd \

Definition of aggrieved for Students

1 :having or showing a troubled or unhappy mind
  • She answered with an aggrieved tone.
2 :having cause for complaint especially from unfair treatment
  • The judge ordered payment to the aggrieved party.

Law Dictionary

aggrieved

adjective

legal Definition of aggrieved

:having a grievance: as
a :suffering from an infringement or denial of rights
b :having interests adversely affected
  • aggrieved creditors


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