Definition of aggrieved in English:



  • Feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated.

    ‘they were aggrieved at the outcome’
    • ‘Thus an aggrieved party had an alternative remedy for the wrong valuation, a remedy against the valuer.’
    • ‘If the aggrieved party is unable to establish the value of a loss of bargain he may seek compensation in respect of his reliance losses.’
    • ‘Loading the company website, he assumes the role of a lawyer for an aggrieved party.’
    • ‘If a judgment has been obtained by perjured evidence remedies are available to the aggrieved party.’
    • ‘I suppose there are the blogs that are very rude and offensive with no redress for the aggrieved party.’
    • ‘Where such a link is proven, the employer could be in for a nasty blow to his bank balance if the aggrieved party takes a case and wins.’
    • ‘Is a party more aggrieved by the fact that their grief, loss and suffering is televised around the world?’
    • ‘Let us also assume that this aggrieved party has resorted to the law to prove his case.’
    • ‘What was necessary was that the aggrieved party should be able to identify the basis of the decision.’
    • ‘One can understand that the widow of the dead man, Marie Ward, might feel aggrieved at the outcome.’
    • ‘It is bad manners to push a new relationship on your friends and very bad manners to bad-mouth the aggrieved party.’
    • ‘She said the teenager still believes he is the aggrieved party and was being threatened while being ejected.’
    • ‘In both cases any breach of an order or undertaking which gives rise to damage or loss shall be actionable by the aggrieved third party.’
    • ‘It is the breach of that order which entitles the aggrieved party to bring a motion for a contempt order.’
    • ‘It is an equitable remedy by which the court can enable an aggrieved party to obtain restitution.’
    • ‘Both companies stringently deny the allegation and claim they were set up by an aggrieved third party.’
    • ‘In most parts of the world, an aggrieved party has to prove that what is said about them is a lie.’
    • ‘When police arrived, she was even more aggrieved as it seemed her party was spoken to by police when they had done nothing wrong.’
    • ‘So isn't it odd that the aggrieved parties always run to the papers for their moan rather than the game's governing body?’
    • ‘Sure, it recognises that there are one or two aggrieved parties; of course it does.’
    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
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Middle English (in the sense ‘distressed’): past participle of aggrieve, from Old French agrever ‘make heavier’, based on Latin aggravare (see aggravate).