V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. troubled or distressed at being wronged; 2. showing or expressing grief; 3. harmed by injustice
Synonyms: distressed, wronged, grieved, afflicted, tormented, persecuted, offended
Antonyms: pleased, delighted
Tips: The root of aggrieved is "grief." If you are aggrieved, someone has caused you grief, usually by wronging you.
After the trial, the aggrieved parties were awarded compensatory damages. (wronged)
John was aggrieved to find that Mary had borrowed his car without asking. (distressed, offended)
The company employees felt aggrieved that they were getting pay cuts instead of pay raises. (wronged, afflicted)
He was aggrieved at the suggestion that he might need help on the project. (offended, insulted)
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