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noun British English pronunciation: grievance /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.

  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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