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Definition of Grievance


  1. A cause of uneasiness and complaint; a wrong done and suffered; that which gives ground for remonstrance or resistance, as arising from injustice, tyranny, etc.; injury.
  2. Grieving; grief; affliction.

Grievance Quotations

Let me say this as clearly as I can: No matter how sharp a grievance or how deep a hurt, there is no justification for killing innocents.
William J. Clinton

Conservatism is, among many other things, a culture. The most important glue binding it together is a shared sense of cultural grievance - the conviction, uniting conservatives high and low, theocratic and plutocratic, neocon and paleocon, that someone, somewhere is looking down their noses at them with a condescending sneer.
Rick Perlstein

One of the triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement is that when you travel through the South today, you do not feel overwhelmed by a residue of grievance and hate.
Alice Walker

I am committed to the principle that violence is never justified as a means of ameliorating a grievance.
Justin Sane

Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
Robert Frost
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Grievance Translations

grievance in French is grief
grievance in Spanish is agravio
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