Thesaurus

grievance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of grievance

  1. 1 a lingering ill will towards a person for a real or imagined wrong this is no place to air your grievances against him Synonyms of grievance down [chiefly British], grudge, resentment, scoreWords Related to grievance condemnation; offense (or offence), umbrage; complaint; dudgeon, huff, peeve, pique; despite, hatefulness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, meanness, nastiness, spite, spitefulness, spleen, venom, viciousness; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, enmity, hostility, rancor

  2. 2 an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment she decided to file a formal grievance against the utility company Synonyms of grievance beef, bitch, bleat, carp, fuss, complaint, gripe, grouch, grouse, grumble, holler, kvetch, lament, miserere, moan, murmur, plaint, squawk, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammerWords Related to grievance challenge, demur, expostulation, kick, niggle [chiefly British], objection, protest, quibble, remonstrance, stinkNear Antonyms of grievance commendation, compliment, plaudit; acclaim, applause, praise; approval, endorsement (also indorsement), sanction

Synonym Discussion of grievance

injustice, injury, wrong, grievance mean an act that inflicts undeserved hurt. injustice applies to any act that involves unfairness to another or violation of one's rights.
    • the injustices suffered by the lower classes
injury applies in law specifically to an injustice for which one may sue to recover compensation.
    • libel constitutes a legal injury
wrong applies also in law to any act punishable according to the criminal code; it may apply more generally to any flagrant injustice.
    • determined to right society's wrongs
grievance applies to a circumstance or condition that constitutes an injustice to the sufferer and gives just ground for complaint.
    • a list of employee grievances


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