aggrieve

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v aggrieve cause to feel sorrow "his behavior grieves his mother"
    • v aggrieve infringe on the rights of
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Aggrieve To give pain or sorrow to; to afflict; hence, to oppress or injure in one's rights; to bear heavily upon; -- now commonly used in the passive TO be aggrieved. "Aggrieved by oppression and extortion."
    • v. i Aggrieve To grieve; to lament.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aggrieve To give pain or sorrow to; afflict; grieve.
    • aggrieve To bear hard upon; oppress or injure in one's rights; vex or harass, as by injustice: used chiefly or only in the passive.
    • aggrieve To mourn; lament.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Aggrieve ag-grēv′ to press heavily upon: to pain or injure.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. agreven, OF. agrever,; a,L. ad,) + grever, to burden, injure, L. gravare, to weigh down, fr. gravis, heavy. See Grieve, and cf. Aggravate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. agrever (Sp. agraviar)—L. ad, to, and gravis, heavy. See Grief, Grieve.

Usage

In literature:

When after the third day no answer came, he was inclined to feel aggrieved.
"The House of the Vampire" by George Sylvester Viereck
At this Smith looked greatly aggrieved, and withdrew muttering that he would consider her request.
"The Mormon Prophet" by Lily Dougall
As I said to you last night, I feel very much aggrieved, Major Mallett.
"The Queen's Cup" by G. A. Henty
Aggrievedly the terrier complied.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
For that reason alone they fascinated me and aggrieved me.
"Certain Personal Matters" by H. G. Wells
Whichever it was, he felt wretched in body and mind, and began to think himself neglected and was consequently aggrieved.
"The Garden, You, and I" by Mabel Osgood Wright
Lincoln felt aggrieved, for he had carried the popular vote of his State by nearly 4,000 votes.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 3" by Various
The bear made a whuffing sound and moved aggrievedly away.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
She was the one bitterly aggrieved and deeply injured.
"Great Possessions" by Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
The whistler rose and rubbed his ear, aggrieved.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
In the Dom case the Volksraad passed a resolution disabling the aggrieved individual from taking action against the Government.
"Boer Politics" by Yves Guyot
Memorial of aggrieved Confucianist, 170.
"China and the Chinese" by Herbert Allen Giles
They at once set about raising some opposition, for they felt themselves aggrieved.
"Yorksher Puddin'" by John Hartley
We felt thoroughly aggrieved.
"With Our Army in Palestine" by Antony Bluett
Graham alone, representing the aggrieved shareholders, was at the scene of action.
"To The Front" by Charles King
As co-trustee of aggrieved man, I will at any time listen to your apologies.
"The Blue Pavilions" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Are we aggrieved at the mention of boxing-gloves or single-stick or foils?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 96, October 1865" by Various
If it hadn't been for that, I might have done something; but Mrs. Ellison was very much aggrieved at her manner.
"A Final Reckoning" by G. A. Henty
Mr. Dysart lets his disappointed arms fall to his sides, and assumes the aggrieved air of one who has been done out of a good thing.
"April's Lady" by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
Father so generally stood up for her that Gwen felt aggrieved.
"The Youngest Girl in the Fifth" by Angela Brazil
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In poetry:

One word, one pleasant feature,
Has reliev'd
A needy fellow-creature,
When aggriev'd!
"Life’s Struggle" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
I've seen the rich oft beg from door to door,
Because they did the indigent aggrieve;
But never did I see him truly poor,
Or much distress'd, who did the poor relieve.
"Advice To Distribute To The Poor, According To Every One's Circumstances And Abilities" by Rees Prichard
Morning at the beginning of the Frost-Moon of November,
The Inspector dons his glass outfit,
And makes a crossroad turn,
Where the autumn fountain stood.
Left alone, the inspector's turns an aggrieved one soon.
"Murder Case" by Sakutaro Hagiwara

In news:

Aggrieved Janice Langbehn, with her children, Danielle, 15.
I understand why Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs feels aggrieved.
Revelatory because they really do give the reader an insight into the paranoid and aggrieved mind of the South African President.
It's easy to understand why corrections officers are aggrieved at losing Tamms this month to budget cuts.
The latest true crime novel from our friends the Aggrieved White Populists, via this WaPo story.
Robert Hart, a DC pedicab driver aggrieved by Park Police.
But Debbie Toga is hardly Santa Barbara's typical aggrieved neighbor, either.
Watching Microsoft be sued - by the federal government, states, class-action plaintiffs and aggrieved rivals - has become a common pastime in the computer industry.
An aggrieved ex-employee of an apparel company killed his former co-worker and was himself killed by police.
Joyce DiDonato This mezzo-soprano performed songs of aggrieved women from Baroque opera in a program with the same title as her new CD, "Drama Queens," at Carnegie Hall on Sunday afternoon.
Ordinarily, a party who is granted the relief sought is not aggrieved.
"There's no other address for aggrieved consumers to try and reach these people, only here," said Betty Tracey, whose home is one of the addresses listed.
Joyce DiDonato This mezzo-soprano performed songs of aggrieved women from Baroque opera in a program with the same title as her new CD, "Drama Queens," at Carnegie Hall on Sunday afternoon.
It involved his aggrieved former campaign manager, Sanford Dickert, who was involved in an ugly dispute.
Some grandfatherly advice for the permanently aggrieved.
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