ag·​grieve·​ment | \ ə-ˈgrēv-mənt \

Definition of aggrievement

: the quality or state of being aggrieved

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Several women described sharing a politics of aggrievement that grew out of their experiences as young conservatives in America today. Astead W. Herndon, New York Times, "Trumpism Finds a Safe Space at Conservative Women’s Conference," 17 June 2018 At the time, Mr. Trump was a white male in his 60s, squarely in the network’s core audience, and his unfussy patriotism and keen sense of aggrievement made him a natural fit for the Fox News aesthetic. New York Times, "Fox News Once Gave Trump a Perch. Now It’s His Bullhorn.," 1 July 2018 This wrestling over aggrievement — who will win the prize for suffering the greatest injustice? Jesse Green, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Log Cabin,’ It’s Gay vs. Trans as the Rainbow Crumbles," 25 June 2018 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 This week’s revelations of Facebook ads specifically using Black Lives Matter activists as bait for white aggrievement is a sharp reversal of Russia’s racial manipulation tactics in the United States. Terrell Jermaine Starr, The Root, "Russia’s Recent Facebook Ads Prove the Kremlin Never Loved Black People," 28 Sep. 2017 If this were 20 years ago and Jones were scoring an interview on national television as someone who until then had been peddling his message through mail-order videos and a newsletter, then this aggrievement might make some sense. John Mcwhorter, CNN, "What the left gets wrong about Alex Jones," 14 June 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

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