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Definition feeling harmed by unfair treatment; or (more rarely) harming someone unfairly
  • He fears a lawsuit from one of the aggrieved parties.
aggrieved = feeling harmed from unfair treatment
  • She feels aggrieved by the committee's decision.
  • aggrieved = harmed by unfair treatment
  • And how prosecute you him who in action is a deceiver and an oppressor, Yet who also is aggrieved and outraged?
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • aggrieved = feeling harmed by unfair treatment
  • But his mother was to be punished still more for what she had done, as hardly had his sister arrived home in the evening than she noticed the change in Gregor's room and, highly aggrieved, ran back into the living room where, despite her mothers raised and imploring hands, she broke into convulsive tears.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • aggrieved = upset (by bad treatment)
  • There was a tinge of sadness in his deep joy; Dinah knew it, and did not feel aggrieved.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • He was drunken, aggrieved and threatening, and as deliberately irrational as an official who had decided to be malin.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • "A promise is a promise," he concluded, still aggrieved.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • The aggrieved virtue of the burly man made him want to laugh.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Izzy's aggrieved voice greeted him.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • Rosamond felt that she was aggrieved, and that this was what Lydgate had to recognize.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The woman encountered him with an aggrieved air.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • Now descends a rack, which remains suspended) COMMON MAN (Aggrieved.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • He is already sorely aggrieved at me because I will not go about half naked as he does.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • And Dunyasha, with clenched teeth, without replying but with an aggrieved look on her face, hastily got into the coach to rearrange the seat.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He felt not only anxious because of this, but unbearably aggrieved and sad about them.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • You are, in fact, too calm to be believed; You ought to have seemed a bit more aggrieved.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • Aggrieved, Kennicott stopped drawing plans, and in ten days the new house was forgotten.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • "That's impossible!" said he in an aggrieved tone.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Not even the news from home of an uprising of aggrieved farmers in western Massachusetts seemed to distress Adams.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • I never tried it before, and hang me if I ever do again!" added John, with an aggrieved air.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women

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