Definitions for oppressionəˈprɛʃ ən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the exercise of authority or power in a cruel or unjust manner.
something that oppresses.
the feeling of being oppressed.
Origin of oppression:
1300–50; ME < MF < L
the act of subjugating by cruelty
"the tyrant's oppression of the people"
the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority: "after years of oppression they finally revolted"
a feeling of being oppressed
The exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner.
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.
A feeling of being oppressed.
Our oppression was lifted by the reappearance of the sun.
Origin: From oppression, from oppression, from oppressio, from opprimere, past participle oppressus; see oppress.
Translations for oppression
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to worry or depress
The thought of leaving her oppressed me.; After five years of oppression, the peasants revolted.
- verdrukking, onderdrukking, oorheersingAfrikaans
- ظُلْم، اضْطِهادArabic
- opressãoPortuguese (BR)
- die UnterdrückungGerman
- угнетение; угнетённостьRussian
- baskı, zulümTurkish
- 壓迫Chinese (Trad.)
- утиск, гнітUkrainian
- ظلم و زيادتيUrdu
- sự đàn ápVietnamese
- 压迫Chinese (Simp.)
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