[ uh-greevd ]
/ əˈgrivd /


wronged, offended, or injured: He felt himself aggrieved.
Law. deprived of legal rights or claims.
troubled; worried; disturbed; unhappy.

Origin of aggrieved

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at aggrieve, -ed2
SYNONYMS FOR aggrieved
1 abused, harmed, wounded.
Related formsag·griev·ed·ly [uh-gree-vid-lee] /əˈgri vɪd li/, adverbag·griev·ed·ness, noun

Definition for aggrieved (2 of 2)


[ uh-greev ]
/ əˈgriv /

verb (used with object), ag·grieved, ag·griev·ing.

to oppress or wrong grievously; injure by injustice.
to afflict with pain, anxiety, etc.

Origin of aggrieve

1250–1300; Middle English agreven < Middle French agrever < Latin aggravāre to make heavy, worsen, equivalent to ag- ag- + grav- (see grave2) + -āre infinitive suffix; cf. aggravate
Related formsag·grieve·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for aggrieved (1 of 2)


/ (əˈɡriːvd) /


feeling resentment at having been treated unjustly
Derived Formsaggrievedly (əˈɡriːvɪdlɪ), adverb

British Dictionary definitions for aggrieved (2 of 2)


/ (əˈɡriːv) /

verb (tr)

(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 for aggrieve

C14: agreven, via Old French from Latin aggravāre to aggravate
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