Definition of aggrieved
1 : troubled or distressed in spirit
2a : suffering from an infringement or denial of legal rights aggrieved minority groupsb : showing or expressing grief, injury, or offense an aggrieved plea
aggrievedlyplay \-ˈgrē-vəd-lē\ adverb
Examples of aggrieved in a Sentence
He felt aggrieved by their refusal to meet with him.
The aggrieved party may cancel the contract.
Recent Examples of aggrieved from the Web
And perhaps most relevant is the way El Akkad re-creates the rhetoric of factional righteousness, the self-validating claims of the aggrieved that keep every war fueled.
Indeed, as often is the case in looted Holocaust-era art, even after establishing the provenance of an artwork, the aggrieved owners may receive a measure of recompense but not the beloved — and often valuable — cultural object taken from them.
Livestreaming has become a cultural phenomenon in China, and aggrieved workers in China sometimes turn to foreign journalists because of the restrictions on the Chinese press.
The 2005 protests centered around a parliamentary election and were led by aggrieved local leaders, who used the protests to advance their personal, political and occasionally their business interests.
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First Known Use of aggrieved
AGGRIEVED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aggrieved for English Language Learners
: feeling anger because of unfair treatment
law : having suffered from unfair treatment
AGGRIEVED Defined for Kids
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.
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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