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grievance

  
  ( grievances    plural  ) If you have a grievance about something that has happened or been done, you believe that it was unfair.      n-var   usu with supp  
They had a legitimate grievance..., The main grievance of the drivers is the imposition of higher fees for driving licences., ...a deep sense of grievance.     
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grievance

  
  
affliction, axe to grind, beef     (slang)   chip on one's shoulder     (informal)   complaint, damage, distress, grief, gripe     (informal)   hardship, injury, injustice, protest, resentment, sorrow, trial, tribulation, trouble, unhappiness, wrong  

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