Oppression definition

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A feeling of being weighed down, as with worries or problems; physical or mental distress.
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Oppression is defined as treating people unfairly, especially with overuse of government power.

An example of oppression is what the citizens of a cruel dictatorship may feel.

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A feeling of being weighed down in mind or body.
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A feeling of being weighed down in mind or body.
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A thing that oppresses.
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Oppression means feeling weighed down physically or emotionally.

An example of oppression is what a political prisoner may feel.

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The state of being oppressed.

Caught in the oppression of poverty.

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The action of oppressing; arbitrary and cruel exercise of power.

A system of oppression.

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The action of oppressing; arbitrary and cruel exercise of power.

A system of oppression.

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A feeling of being oppressed.

Our oppression was lifted by the reappearance of the sun.

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The state of being oppressed.

Caught in the oppression of poverty.

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The act of oppressing, or the state of being oppressed.

The oppression of the poor by the aristocracy was one cause of the French Revolution.

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An oppressing or being oppressed.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
oppression
Plural:
oppressions

Origin of oppression

  • From Middle English oppression, from Old French oppression, from Latin oppressio (“a pressing down, violence, oppression"), from opprimere, past participle oppressus (“to press down"); see oppress.

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