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aggrieved

[uh-greevd] /əˈgrivd/
adjective
1.
wronged, offended, or injured:
He felt himself aggrieved.
2.
Law. deprived of legal rights or claims.
3.
troubled; worried; disturbed; unhappy.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see aggrieve, -ed2
Related forms
aggrievedly
[uh-gree-vid-lee] /əˈgri vɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
aggrievedness, noun
Synonyms
1. abused, harmed, wounded.

aggrieve

[uh-greev] /əˈgriv/
verb (used with object), aggrieved, aggrieving.
1.
to oppress or wrong grievously; injure by injustice.
2.
to afflict with pain, anxiety, etc.
Origin
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 forms
aggrievement, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aggrieved

aggrieved

/əˈɡriːvd/
adjective
1.
feeling resentment at having been treated unjustly
Derived Forms
aggrievedly (əˈɡriːvɪdlɪ) adverb

aggrieve

/əˈɡriːv/
verb (transitive)
1.
(often impersonal or passive) to grieve; distress; afflict: it aggrieved her much that she could not go
2.
to injure unjustly, esp by infringing a person's legal rights
Word Origin
C14: agreven, via Old French from Latin aggravāre to aggravate
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Word Origin and History for aggrieved
adj.

"oppressed in spirit," mid-14c., past participle adjective from aggrieve. The legal sense of "injured or wronged in one's rights" is from 1580s.

aggrieve

v.

early 14c., from Old French agrever "make worse; become worse," from Latin aggravare "make heavier" (see aggravation). Related: Aggrieved; aggrieving.

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