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 At what point does constant aggrievement become its own toxic form of aggression? Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2022 Although there is supposed to be no war, there is a sense of constant threat and aggrievement. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 4 Mar. 2022 This is how the aggrievement of one becomes a trauma shared by all. Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture, 25 June 2021 That Cheney was willing to face Trump’s wrath called attention to the fact that most of them were not — a factor in the aggrievement directed at Cheney in the meeting. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2021 Fairly or not, there’s a sense of aggrievement from the right that they’re not respected by Hollywood lefties. David Marchesephoto Illustration By Bráulio Amado, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2021 There are some academic studies that indicate why the right might be more prone to this kind of disinformation because of a feeling of aggrievement or disenfranchisement. CBS News, 16 Dec. 2020 For Dennis Roberts, the pandemic is just the tip of his aggrievement with the president. Mark Z. Barabak Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2020 The 1619 Project is a poignant cultural event rooted in genuine, justifiable aggrievement. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 25 Jan. 2020 See More

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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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17 Jun 2022

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“Aggrievement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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