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Definition of "aggrieved" []

  • Feeling distress or affliction. (adjective)
  • Treated wrongly; offended. (adjective)
  • Law Treated unjustly, as by denial of or infringement upon one's legal rights. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aggrieved" in a sentence
  • "The "no victims, no excuses" motto, she stated, was extremely important because if one felt like a victim, one felt "aggrieved" or wronged, and "the twin to aggrieved is entitlement.""
  • "My force has just decided that for the next month, on a trial basis, all crimes where the aggrieved is of a minority ethnic group will be allocated to an officer for investigation, regardless of the evidence or lack of."
  • ""I was just going to say it first myself," said Edred, in aggrieved tones."