What is another word for grievance?

Synonyms for grievance
ˈgri vəns

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grievance

    Injustice is a violation or denial of justice, an act or omission that is contrary to equity or justice; as, the injustice of unequal taxes. In legal usage a wrong involves injury to person, property, or reputation, as the result of evil intent; injustice applies to civil damage or loss, not necessarily involving injury to person or property, as by misrepresentation of goods which does not amount to a legal warranty. In popular usage, injustice may involve no direct injury to person, property, interest, or character, and no harmful intent, while wrong always involves both; one who attributes another's truly generous act to a selfish motive does him an injustice. Iniquity, in the original sense, is a want of or a deviation from equity; but it is now applied in the widest sense to any form of ill-doing. Compare synonyms for CRIMINAL; SIN.

    iniquity, injury, injustice, unfairness, unrighteousness, wrong

    equity, fair play, fairness, faithfulness, honesty, honor, impartiality, integrity, justice, lawfulness, rectitude, right, righteousness, uprightness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grievance

    burden, injury, complaint, trouble, oppression, hardship, injustice

    congratulation, boon, rejoicing, benefit, alleviation, disburdenment, riddance, privilege

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grudge, score, grievancenoun

    a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

    "holding a grudge"; "settling a score"

    account, sexual conquest, score, grade, musical score, grudge, mark, scotch

  2. grievancenoun

    an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice

    grudge, score

  3. grievancenoun

    a complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action

    grudge, score

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grievancenoun

    hardship, wrong, injury, burden, oppression

  2. grievancenoun

    grief, trial, cause of sorrow

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grievancenoun

    wrong, injustice, resentment, trouble, complaint, gravamen (Law)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "grievance":

    grievances, complaint, claim, complaints, allegation

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How to use grievance in a sentence?

  1. Aaron Stein:

    Aaron Stein was expounding on a more personal, deeply held grievance about Turkey's global role.

  2. William Bratton:

    A hero's funeral is about grieving, not grievance, i issue no mandates, and I make no threats of discipline, but I remind you that when you don the uniform of this department, you are bound by the tradition, honor and decency that go with it.

  3. Marilyn Hutcheson:

    We're apprehensive, not knowing what transpired, if it was a grievance or terroristic related, we just don't know.

  4. Marilyn Hutcheson:

    If it was a grievance or terroristic related, we just don't know.

  5. Sheikh Mohammed:

    There is no serious military threat out of this, but the way it is being used to justify or to create a disturbance in the region is just unacceptable, there is no legitimate grievance behind this letter and threatening Qatar.

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