What does oppression mean?

Definitions for oppression
əˈprɛʃ ənop·pres·sion

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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

Wiktionary

  1. oppression(Noun)

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

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

  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.

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

  3. oppression(Noun)

    A feeling of being oppressed.

    Our oppression was lifted by the reappearance of the sun.

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

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  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.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of oppression in a Sentence

  1. Marco Rubio:

    You can have a thousand people come in and 999 of them are just poor people fleeing oppression and violence, but one of them is an ISIS fighter. ... If that's the case, you have a problem.

  2. Rahaf Mohammed:

    How could my family disown me simply because I wanted to be independent and escape their abuse? i wanted to be free from oppression and depression. I wanted to be independent.

  3. Robert F. Kennedy:

    It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and injustice.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    I understand the passions that this debate evokes on both sides, both those who see a history of racial oppression and a history of slavery, which is the original sin of our nation, and we fought a bloody civil war to expunge that sin.

  5. Alexander Hamilton, Loth, Dave, Alexander Hamilton, Portrait of a Prodigy, Rahway, Carrick & Evans, Inc., 1939:

    The same state of the passions which fits the multitude, who have not sufficient stock of reason and knowledge to guide them, for opposition to tyranny and oppression, very naturally leads them to a contempt and disregard of all authority.

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