ag·​grieve·​ment ə-ˈgrēv-mənt How to pronounce aggrievement (audio)
: the quality or state of being aggrieved

Examples of aggrievement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brave Books is a brand fueled by a classic right-wing cocktail of aggrievement and triumphalism. Ron Charles, Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2023 And though his path may strike some as counterintuitive, YoungBoy’s perpetual underdog status only galvanizes his die-hard supporters, for whom aggrievement has become a calling card, regularly spamming comment sections in frantic defense of their favorite. Meaghan Garvey, Billboard, 1 Feb. 2023 The aggrieved white parent is perhaps the most potent reactionary figure in this country and the American classroom is a common scene of their aggrievement, waging battles against school desegregation and leading efforts fighting the teaching of evolution. Esther Wang, The New Republic, 14 July 2021 Fox News is a world view, a lifestyle, a way of seeing the world, a 24/7 warm bath of false nostalgia and aggrievement primarily for older adults – some of whom are likely feeling left behind or threatened by the changes in American life. David Zurawik, CNN, 2 Mar. 2023 Her work — which includes leading the 2,500-member National Republican Lawyers Association — has endeared her to the nation’s most powerful Republican, former President Donald Trump, someone who lives in a near-perpetual state of aggrievement. Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Jan. 2023 If aggrievement offers a general motive for mass murder, a shooter’s choice of location may offer more specific clues as to the circumstances that set him off, experts say. Melissa Healystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2023 The Russian nationalist leader was a senior lawmaker whose sulphurous rhetoric and antics alarmed the West but appealed to Russians’ aggrievement and wounded pride. Bernard McGhee, al, 31 Dec. 2022 Predictably, the few recent mandates have elicited a good deal of aggrievement and derision from the anti-masking set. Jacob Stern, The Atlantic, 23 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History


aggrieve + -ment

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aggrievement was in 1646

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“Aggrievement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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