Definition of Oppression

1. Noun. The act of subjugating by cruelty. "The tyrant's oppression of the people"

Exact synonyms: Subjugation
Generic synonyms: Persecution
Derivative terms: Oppress



2. Noun. The state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority:. "After years of oppression they finally revolted"
Generic synonyms: Subjection, Subjugation
Specialized synonyms: Yoke

3. Noun. A feeling of being oppressed.
Exact synonyms: Oppressiveness
Generic synonyms: Depression
Specialized synonyms: Weight
Derivative terms: Oppressive

Definition of Oppression

1. n. The act of oppressing, or state of being oppressed.

Definition of Oppression

1. Noun. The exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner. ¹

2. Noun. The act of oppressing, or the state of being oppressed. ¹

3. Noun. A feeling of being oppressed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oppression

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oppression

oppositionists
oppositions
oppositipetalous
oppositisepalous
oppositive
oppositive case
opposum
opposure
oppress
oppressed
oppresses
oppressest
oppresseth
oppressing
oppressingly
oppression (current term)
oppressions
oppressive
oppressively
oppressiveness
oppressor
oppressors
oppressour
oppressure
opprest
opprobries
opprobrious
opprobriously
opprobriousness
opprobrium

Literary usage of Oppression

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1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"(ii) In cases of public oppression—(aa) Responsibility of king's advisers. ... (bb) Remedies for oppression.—For, as to such public oppressions as tend to ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"(a) First Epoch: Foundation, expansion and formation of the Church despite the oppression of the pagan- Roman state (from Christ to the Edict of Milan, ..."

3. Europe Since 1815 by Charles Downer Hazen (1910)
"... from all further toying with liberalism and to convert the Holy Alliance, hitherto a mere trumpet for biblical phrases, into an engine of oppression. ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1902)
"... of Asia Minor and Syria—State and oppression of Jerusalem—Pilgrimages to the Holy Sepulchre FROM the isle of Sicily the reader must transport himself ..."

5. Rise and Fall of the Irish Nation. by Jonah Barrington (1848)
"The apathy produced by this habitual oppression had long benumbed the best energies of Ireland;—her national spirit, depressed by the heavy hand of arbt ..."

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