Definition of grievance
- Her chief grievance was the sexual harassment by her boss.
- filed a grievance against her employer
He has a deep sense of grievance against his former employer.
She has been nursing a grievance all week.
In the petition, the students listed their many grievances against the university administration.
Several customers came to the front desk to air their grievances.
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: a feeling of having been treated unfairly
: a reason for complaining or being unhappy with a situation
: a statement in which you say you are unhappy or not satisfied with something
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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