Definition of aggrieved in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈɡriːvd/


Feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated: they were aggrieved at the outcome
More example sentences
  • Both companies stringently deny the allegation and claim they were set up by an aggrieved third party.
  • Is a party more aggrieved by the fact that their grief, loss and suffering is televised around the world?
  • So isn't it odd that the aggrieved parties always run to the papers for their moan rather than the game's governing body?
resentful, affronted, indignant, disgruntled, discontented, angry, distressed, unhappy, disturbed, anguished, hurt, pained, upset, offended, piqued, in high dudgeon, riled, nettled, vexed, irked, irritated, annoyed, put out, chagrined
informal peeved, miffed, in a huff
British informal cheesed off
North American informal sore, steamed
vulgar slang pissed off
North American vulgar slang pissed



Pronunciation: /əˈɡriːvɪdli/
Example sentences
  • He let a bit of coldness creep into his tone, and Chris promptly loosened his grip, pouting aggrievedly.
  • But they did so aggrievedly and they looked forward to armistice when they could win back what they saw as just wages and rights.
  • 250 people on bicycles, that is - many in costume - riding all over the city together, the horns of backed-up traffic trumpeting aggrievedly behind them.


Middle English (in the sense 'distressed'): past participle of aggrieve, from Old French agrever 'make heavier', based on Latin aggravare (see aggravate).

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