- wronged, offended, or injured: He felt himself aggrieved.
- Law. deprived of legal rights or claims.
- troubled; worried; disturbed; unhappy.
Origin of aggrieved
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- to oppress or wrong grievously; injure by injustice.
- to afflict with pain, anxiety, etc.
Origin of aggrieve
Examples from the Web for aggrieved
In short, Pakistan is an aggrieved state that got the short end of the stick when Partition happened.CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?
Chuck Cogan, John MacGaffin
December 15, 2014
I would rather not say it annoys me because it sounds so aggrieved and me-centered.The Author Of The Summer's Hit Paranoid Fantasy Opens Up
August 15, 2014
Not just crazy-eyed Michele Bachmann or perpetually aggrieved Sarah Palin types.It’s Not the President’s Speech That Makes News but the Reactions to It
January 29, 2014
And it is Lane, an aggrieved father, who gets the last word.The Louisiana Public School Cramming Christianity Down Students’ Throats
January 26, 2014
And so they did what academics do when they are aggrieved: they wrote an article in a medical journal.Up to Speed: The Cholesterol Mess
November 19, 2013
When they had gone Eileen turned to Linda with a discontented and aggrieved face.Her Father's Daughter
He insisted that they were the aggrieved party, and chose swords.In the Valley
This may lead to a long-shot duel between the aggressor and the aggrieved.
"You should have told me that before," said the girl, in an aggrieved tone.
“You seem to be very happy with Lucy,” she said, with an aggrieved smile.Hidden Water
- feeling resentment at having been treated unjustly
- (often impersonal or passive) to grieve; distress; afflictit aggrieved her much that she could not go
- to injure unjustly, esp by infringing a person's legal rights
Word Origin and History for aggrieved
"oppressed in spirit," mid-14c., past participle adjective from aggrieve. The legal sense of "injured or wronged in one's rights" is from 1580s.