Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun grievance

3 senses of grievance

Sense 1
grudge, score, grievance -- (a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation; "holding a grudge"; "settling a score")
       => resentment, bitterness, gall, rancor, rancour -- (a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will)

Sense 2
grievance -- (an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice)
       => allegation -- ((law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law); "an allegation of malpractice")

Sense 3
grievance -- (a complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action)
       => complaint -- (an expression of grievance or resentment)

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