grievance
Pronunciation
  • (Canada, America) IPA: /ˈɡɹi.vəns/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɡɹiː.vəns/
Noun

grievance

  1. (countable) Something which causes grief.
  2. (countable) A wrong or hardship suffered, which is the grounds of a complaint.
  3. (uncountable) Feelings of being wronged; outrage.
  4. (countable) A complaint or annoyance.
  5. (countable) A formal complaint, especially in the context of a unionized workplace.
    If you want the problem fixed, you'll have to file a grievance with the city.
  6. (uncountable) Violation of regulations or objectionable behavior.
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