from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Feeling distress or affliction.
  • adj. Treated wrongly; offended.
  • adj. Law Treated unjustly, as by denial of or infringement upon one's legal rights.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Angry or resentful due to unjust treatment.
  • adj. Having one's rights denied or curtailed.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of aggrieve.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. subjected to an injustice.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The "no victims, no excuses" motto, she stated, was extremely important because if one felt like a victim, one felt "aggrieved" or wronged, and "the twin to aggrieved is entitlement."

    Laura Trice: Condoleezza Rice: A Role Model for Overcoming Adversity

  • My force has just decided that for the next month, on a trial basis, all crimes where the aggrieved is of a minority ethnic group will be allocated to an officer for investigation, regardless of the evidence or lack of.

    The Sky Above Was Candy « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • "I was just going to say it first myself," said Edred, in aggrieved tones.

    The House of Arden

  • Articles 32 and 136 of the constitution entitle aggrieved litigants to approach SC, but it has been felt that the provisions have become a burden on the court and heartbroken litigants, who can't resist the temptation of taking a last chance.


  • Under the tentative pact, the firm would put aside $180,000 for a so-called aggrieved persons fund to cover any discrimination claims.

    Discrimination Case Tracked

  • Mary looked from her to Neil and back, and her expression turned aggrieved.


  • The corollary of this is complaining that Hollywood is mean to Christians, which combines the victimology stance with what might be called aggrieved majoritarianism: the belief that Hollywood should be sensitive to majorities but hard on minorities.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Now we can arrest again (As you said we never stopped) but oh look whats coming back – detection figures are again on the agenda of importance (Like we didnt see that one coming) so the default position of filing undetected when the vicitm is unwilling to support, or the aggrieved was actually the third party and was unaware of the issue and in any case will not support proceedings, will now not be acceptable reasons for filing as it will play havoc with detection figures!

    New Financial Year – Now We Can Arrest Again « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • The Economic Times Rising court litigations threaten to derail port development projects The unfailing regularity with which 'aggrieved' bidders of various port development projects queuing up before courts with litigations of various hues is likely to mar the government's ambitious plans to augment and modernize port infrastructure.

    India News Digest: Satyam Likely to Ask for Full Bid Amount in Advance

  • Grenier said that Libby's tone during this call was "aggrieved," and that he mentioned that Wilson had spoken with the press -- which led Grenier to deduce that Libby wanted more information on the trip and on Wilson to deal with the inevitable pushback that would need to be donewith press inquiries that led to uncomfortable questions.

    Christy Hardin Smith: Libby Trial: No Swans Swimming In Sewers


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