Definition of aggrieved in US English:



  • Feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated.

    ‘they were aggrieved at the outcome’
    ‘she did not see herself as the aggrieved party’
    • ‘Sure, it recognises that there are one or two aggrieved parties; of course it does.’
    • ‘Let us also assume that this aggrieved party has resorted to the law to prove his case.’
    • ‘It is bad manners to push a new relationship on your friends and very bad manners to bad-mouth 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Thus an aggrieved party had an alternative remedy for the wrong valuation, a remedy against the valuer.’
    • ‘When police arrived, she was even more aggrieved as it seemed her party was spoken to by police when they had done nothing wrong.’
    • ‘In most parts of the world, an aggrieved party has to prove that what is said about them is a lie.’
    • ‘It is an equitable remedy by which the court can enable an aggrieved party to obtain restitution.’
    • ‘I suppose there are the blogs that are very rude and offensive with no redress for the aggrieved party.’
    • ‘So isn't it odd that the aggrieved parties always run to the papers for their moan rather than the game's governing body?’
    • ‘What was necessary was that the aggrieved party should be able to identify the basis of the decision.’
    • ‘Is a party more aggrieved by the fact that their grief, loss and suffering is televised around the world?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Loading the company website, he assumes the role of a lawyer for an aggrieved party.’
    • ‘It is the breach of that order which entitles the aggrieved party to bring a motion for a contempt order.’
    • ‘If a judgment has been obtained by perjured evidence remedies are available to the aggrieved party.’
    • ‘Both companies stringently deny the allegation and claim they were set up by an aggrieved third party.’
    • ‘One can understand that the widow of the dead man, Marie Ward, might feel aggrieved at the outcome.’
    • ‘She said the teenager still believes he is the aggrieved party and was being threatened while being ejected.’
    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).