ag·​grieve·​ment | \ ə-ˈgrēv-mənt How to pronounce aggrievement (audio) \

Definition of aggrievement

: the quality or state of being aggrieved

Examples of aggrievement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 1619 Project is a poignant cultural event rooted in genuine, justifiable aggrievement. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "To the 1619 Project: Use More Art, Less Fake History," 25 Jan. 2020 And that’s what makes them perfect for the coming Trump dynasty of aggrievement merchandising. Rex Huppke,, "Column: The Trumps will indeed be a dynasty that lasts for decades," 28 Aug. 2019 Another difference is that Steyer appeals more to optimism than to aggrievement. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, "Can Tom Steyer Disrupt the Democratic Primary?," 21 Sep. 2019 Iconoclasm, interrogation, perpetual aggrievement, revolutionary fervor, the error of judging everything in the past by whatever the cadres of the unhappy are blaming for their woes today. Kyle Smith, National Review, "Now Renoir Is Problematic," 27 Aug. 2019 The neon flood of sentimentality, aggrievement, and aggression currently washing over American civic culture is in part a consequence of the longer-term neglect of deeper principles. Fred Bauer, National Review, "How to Renew Our Civic Culture," 20 Oct. 2017 Satan (a riveting Javier Molina) says, stalking through the audience, all vengeance and aggrievement. Laura Collins-hughes, New York Times, "Review: For ‘Judas Iscariot,’ a Courtroom Drama of Epic Proportions," 13 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of aggrievement

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aggrievement

aggrieve + -ment

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The first known use of aggrievement was in 1646

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28 Jan 2020

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“Aggrievement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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