a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation;
"holding a grudge"
"settling a score"
an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice
a complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action
- The idea makes me feel a sense of grievance.
- He will not easily forget his grievance.
- He used the occasion to express all his old grievance against the chairman.
- A committee was set up to look into the workers' grievances.
- Nobody could redress the grievance for him.
- Nursing a grievance makes you bitter.
- He took the dose down with a grievance.
A letter to The Times, the usual resort of an Englishman with a grievance.出自： G. A. Birmingham
He listened personally to any grievances and when justified put them right.出自： V. Cronin