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noun grievance pronunciation in British English /ˈɡriːv(ə)ns/
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singulargrievance
pluralgrievances

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  1. 1
    [countable] a complaint about being treated in an unfair way
    Managers were presented with a long list of grievances.
    have a grievance: People know who to go to if they have a grievance.
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  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a feeling that you have been treated in an unfair way
    sense of grievance: This sense of grievance began with the confiscation of their land.
    nurse a grievance: For years he nursed a grievance against his former employer.
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