Definitions for oppressionəˈprɛʃ ən

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word oppression

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oppression, subjugation(noun)

    the act of subjugating by cruelty

    "the tyrant's oppression of the people"

  2. oppression(noun)

    the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority: "after years of oppression they finally revolted"

  3. oppression, oppressiveness(noun)

    a feeling of being oppressed


  1. oppression(Noun)

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

  2. oppression(Noun)

    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.

  3. oppression(Noun)

    A feeling of being oppressed.

    Our oppression was lifted by the reappearance of the sun.

  4. Origin: From oppression, from oppression, from oppressio, from opprimere, past participle oppressus; see oppress.


  1. Oppression

    Oppression is the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner. It can also be defined as an act or instance of oppressing, the state of being oppressed, and the feeling of being heavily burdened, mentally or physically, by troubles, adverse conditions, and anxiety.

Editors Contribution

  1. oppression

    Something that some black athletes may experience when making several million dollars a year.

    Warren Sapp, Colin Kaepernick and others within the NFL have suffered greatly from their oppression.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oppression in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oppression in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carmen de Monteflores:

    Oppression can only survive through silence.

  2. De Beauvoir:

    All oppression creates a state of war; this is no exception.

  3. Vladimir Nabokov:

    My loathings are simple stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.

  4. Vladimir Nabokov:

    My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.

  5. Malcolm X:

    Power in defense of freedom is greater than power on behalf of tyranny and oppression.

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