Definition of aggrieved adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈɡriːvd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈɡriːvd//
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  1. 1aggrieved (at/by something) feeling that you have been treated unfairly He had every right to feel aggrieved at the decision. The villagers felt deeply aggrieved by the closing of the railway station. ‘What am I supposed to do about it?’ he said in an aggrieved tone.
  2. 2(law) suffering unfair or illegal treatment and making a complaint the aggrieved party (= person) in the case
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘distressed’): past participle of aggrieve, from Old French agrever ‘make heavier’, based on Latin aggravare, from ad- (expressing increase) + gravis ‘heavy’.
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