from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To distress; afflict.
- transitive v. To inflict an injury or injuries on.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To give pain or sorrow to; to afflict; hence, to oppress or injure in one's rights; to bear heavily upon;—now commonly used in the passive, to be aggrieved.
- v. To grieve; to lament.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To grieve; to lament.
- transitive v. To give pain or sorrow to; to afflict; hence, to oppress or injure in one's rights; to bear heavily upon; -- now commonly used in the passive TO be aggrieved.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give pain or sorrow to; afflict; grieve.
- To bear hard upon; oppress or injure in one's rights; vex or harass, as by injustice: used chiefly or only in the passive.
- To mourn; lament.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to feel sorrow
- v. infringe on the rights of
And they will continue to deeply aggrieve, and hinder, those who held them, and loved them, so dearly.
But since there's nothing at all wrong with the statute that requires him to perform the ministerial task he has so far petulantly avoided, and because his malfeasance has been used to aggrieve the lawfully appointed Burris, White should be harshly condemned at the very least.
Such an overwhelming catastrophe would certainly aggrieve the French, for they are a kindly-disposed nation.
There will undoubtedly be a reflexive tendency for many long-serving Democrats to use their newfound power to aggrieve what they perceive as previous abuses by the other party.
We will not belong in a way that frees us of consequence; in the dawn of each new day we must aggrieve with our complicity.
Not so for the small-minded largely tenured bullies that make up the professionally sensitive and always aggrieve advocacy wing of the NCA.
Might not the Federation aggrieve the Klingons by impeding their expansion?
You cannot libel the dead and I do not see how you can insult the dead, either; it is in the nature of an insult that it should aggrieve the target.
So Richildis had said, perhaps even to excess, and with intent to aggrieve his master.
This left the President to take action on his own, but Randolph seemed to fear that such a gesture by the Executive would aggrieve Republicans in the West and the South.