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Meaning of “grievance” in the English Dictionary

"grievance" in British English

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(Definition of grievance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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grievancenoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡri·vəns/
a ​complaint or a ​strongfeeling that you have been ​treatedunfairly: A ​specialcommitteeinvestigatesprisoners’ grievances.
(Definition of grievance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"grievance" in Business English

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grievancenoun

uk   us   /ˈɡriːvəns/
[C or U] a ​complaint or a ​strongfeeling that you have been ​treatedunfairly: have/nurse a grievance against sb He has been nursing a grievance against the ​company for several ​years.
[C] HR an ​officialcomplaint by an ​employee that they have been ​treatedunfairly: file/raise a grievance An ​employee may ​file a grievance against a ​manager in ​accordance with the ​provisions set forth in their ​contract. The ​aim of a grievance ​procedure is to encourage fairness in the ​handling of ​workplace problems.
(Definition of grievance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “grievance”
in Spanish queja, reivindicación…
in Vietnamese lời kêu ca phàn nàn…
in Malaysian rungutan…
in Thai ความคับข้องใจ…
in French grief…
in German die Beschwerde…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不平, 委屈, 不满…
in Turkish yakınma, dövünme, şikâyet…
in Russian жалоба, недовольство…
in Indonesian alasan keluhan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不平, 委屈, 不滿…
in Polish pretensja, skarga…
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