grievance

  • 1grievance — griev‧ance [ˈgriːvns] noun 1. [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES a complaint made by a worker to an employer, usually because they feel they have been treated unfairly: • All shopfloor grievances will be passed on to management. • You must pursue your… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2grievance — griev·ance / grē vəns/ n 1: a cause of distress (as an unsatisfactory working condition or unfair labor practice) felt to afford a reason for complaint or dispute; esp: a violation of a collective bargaining agreement usu. by the employer 2: the… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3Grievance — «Grievance» sencillo de Pearl Jam del álbum Binaural Formato CD, casete, Vinil Grabación 16 de mayo de 2000 …

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  • 4Grievance — Griev ance, n. [OF. grevance. See {Grieve}, v. t.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5grievance — c.1300, state of being aggrieved, from O.Fr. grevance harm, injury, misfortune, trouble, suffering, from grever to harm, to burden (see GRIEVE (Cf. grieve)). In reference to a cause of such a condition, from late 15c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6grievance — wrong, injustice, injury Analogous words: hardship, rigor (see DIFFICULTY): *trial, tribulation, affliction, cross …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7grievance — [n] complaint, gripe affliction, ax to grind*, beef*, bellyache*, big stink*, blast, case, cross*, damage, distress, flack*, grief, grouse*, hardship, holler*, hoo ha*, howl*, injury, injustice, jeremiad*, kick, knock*, objection, outrage, pain,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8grievance — ► NOUN ▪ a real or imagined cause for complaint …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9grievance — [grēv′əns] n. [ME grevaunce < OFr grevance < grever: see GRIEVE] 1. a circumstance thought to be unjust or injurious and ground for complaint or resentment 2. complaint or resentment, or a statement expressing this, against a real or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10grievance — n. 1) to air, vent a grievance 2) to file, submit a (formal) grievance 3) to hear a grievance (the committee heard the grievance) 4) to nurse a grievance 5) to redress; settle a grievance 6) a justified, legitimate, valid; unjustified grievance… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11grievance — griev|ance [ˈgri:vəns] n [U and C] a belief that you have been treated unfairly, or an unfair situation or event that affects and upsets you ▪ anyone who has a legitimate grievance against the company ▪ a means of overcoming genuine grievances ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12Grievance — A grievance is a wrong or hardship suffered, which is the grounds of a complaint.Union laborIn a labor union, a grievance is the subject of a complaint filed by an employee to be resolved by procedures provided in the union contract. Such a… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13grievance — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ genuine, legitimate, real ▪ Some people will complain even if they have no genuine grievance. ▪ historical (esp. AmE), long standing, old …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14grievance — UK [ˈɡriːv(ə)ns] / US [ˈɡrɪvəns] noun Word forms grievance : singular grievance plural grievances 1) [countable] a complaint about being treated in an unfair way Managers were presented with a long list of grievances. have a grievance: People… …

    English dictionary

  • 15grievance — griev|ance [ grivəns ] noun 1. ) count a complaint about being treated in an unfair way: Managers were presented with a long list of grievances. have a grievance: People know who to go to if they have a grievance. 2. ) count or uncount a feeling… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16grievance — [[t]gri͟ːv(ə)ns[/t]] grievances N VAR: usu with supp If you have a grievance about something that has happened or been done, you believe that it was unfair. They had a legitimate grievance... The main grievance of the drivers is the imposition of …

    English dictionary

  • 17grievance — noun (C, U) something that you complain about because you feel you have been treated unfairly (+ against): Anyone who has a legitimate grievance against the company can take it to the committee. | air your grievances (=tell other people you feel… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18grievance — /gree veuhns/, n. 1. a wrong considered as grounds for complaint, or something believed to cause distress: Inequitable taxation is the chief grievance. 2. a complaint or resentment, as against an unjust or unfair act: to have a grievance against… …

    Universalium

  • 19grievance — /ˈgrivəns / (say greevuhns) noun 1. a wrong, real or fancied, considered as grounds for complaint: a popular grievance. 2. resentment or complaint, or the grounds for complaint, against an unjust act: to have a grievance against someone. {French… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 20grievance — noun Date: 14th century 1. obsolete suffering, distress 2. a cause of distress (as an unsatisfactory working condition) felt to afford reason for complaint or resistance 3. the formal expression of a grievance ; complaint Synonyms: see injustice …

    New Collegiate Dictionary