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.
The . . . grievance of a mind unreasonably yoked. --Milton.
Syn: -- Burden; oppression; hardship; trouble.
n 1: a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation; "holding
a grudge"; "settling a score" [syn: grudge, score]
2: an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation
or denies some legal right or causes injustice
3: a complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes
resentment and is grounds for action