Definition of Oppressor

1. Noun. A person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures.




Definition of Oppressor

1. n. One who oppresses; one who imposes unjust burdens on others; one who harasses others with unjust laws or unreasonable severity.

Definition of Oppressor

1. Noun. Someone who oppresses another or others. ¹

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Definition of Oppressor

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oppressor

oppositive case
opposum
opposure
oppress
oppressed
oppresses
oppressest
oppresseth
oppressing
oppressingly
oppression
oppressions
oppressive
oppressively
oppressiveness
oppressor (current term)
oppressors
oppressour
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opprobries
opprobrious
opprobriously
opprobriousness
opprobrium
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opprobry
opps
oppugn
oppugnancy

Literary usage of Oppressor

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1. Mind (1902)
"MAN HIS OWN oppressor. BY EMILY WRIGHT HOOD. Much is written and said about the oppression of the masses by the classes, the condition of the workingmen, ..."

2. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"strangely enough, Williams's veneration for his oppressor has never declined. ... Falkland, the centre of interest, is not the typical oppressor of the poor ..."

3. Annals of the American Revolution: Or, A Record of the Causes and Events by Jedidiah Morse (1824)
"is a vast monument raised to liberty, which is a warning to the oppressor and an example lo the oppressed, throughout the world. ..."

4. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"Dash from the oppressor's grasp the sword, And sweep him from the land 1 40 ' O, bare thine arm, thou battling Lord, For Scotland's wandering band ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"... and severe master ; an oppressor. TYRO, (ti'-ro) n. ยป. One yet not master of his art ; one in bis rudiments. TYRANNOUS, (tir'-ran-ns) a. Tyrannical. ..."

6. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edward Westermarck (1906)
"Tn extreme cases of oppression, at any rate, the community at large would sympathise with her, and the public resentment against the oppressor would ..."

7. Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry by Albert Pike (1874)
"... what you have devoted yourself in this Degree: defend weakness against strength, the friendless against the great, the oppressed against the oppressor! ..."

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