1. wronged, offended, or injured: He felt himself aggrieved.
  2. Law. deprived of legal rights or claims.
  3. troubled; worried; disturbed; unhappy.

verb (used with object), ag·grieved, ag·griev·ing.

  1. to oppress or wrong grievously; injure by injustice.
  2. to afflict with pain, anxiety, etc.


  1. feeling resentment at having been treated unjustly

verb (tr)

  1. (often impersonal or passive) to grieve; distress; afflictit aggrieved her much that she could not go
  2. to injure unjustly, esp by infringing a person’s legal rights

“oppressed in spirit,” mid-14c., past participle adjective from aggrieve. The legal sense of “injured or wronged in one’s rights” is from 1580s.


early 14c., from Old French agrever “make worse; become worse,” from Latin aggravare “make heavier” (see aggravation). Related: Aggrieved; aggrieving.

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