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Noun: grievance  gree-vun(t)s
  1. A resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
    - grudge, score
  2. An allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice
  3. A complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action

Derived forms: grievances

Type of: acrimoniousness, allegation, bile, bitterness, complaint, gall, hard feelings, ill feeling, rancor [US], rancour [Brit, Cdn], resentment

Encyclopedia: Grievance