grievance - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˈɡriːv(ə)ns/
singulargrievance
pluralgrievances
  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.