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.

Freebase

  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. Kim Jong:

    We should be hopeful and encouraged by the events in Panmunjom( inside the DMZ), but we also need to keep a clear-eyed view of the nature of the Kim Jong family regime, and the history of its aggression, threats and provocations, stated claim to unify the peninsula under the North's control, and the documented human rights atrocities that are being committed against some 25 million Koreans living in the North, can a one-day event change the nature of the brutal Kim Jong family regime that has existed for some seven decades ? We should never forget the people living in severe oppression in the north while we admire the charm offensive conducted by Kim Jong Un.

  2. Richard K. Morgan:

    Society is, always has been and always will be a structure for the exploitation and oppression of the majority through systems of political force dictated by an élite, enforced by thugs, uniformed or not, and upheld by a willful ignorance and stupidity on the part of the very majority whom the system oppresses.

  3. Felix Adler:

    The conception of worth, that each person is an end per se, is not a mere abstraction. Our interest in it is not merely academic. Every outcry against the oppression of some people by other people, or against what is morally hideous is the affirmation of the principle that a human being as such is not to be violated. A human being is not to be handled as a tool but is to be respected and revered.

  4. Malcolm X:

    Speaking like this doesn't mean that we're anti-white, but it does mean we're anti-exploitation, we're anti-degradation, we're anti-oppression.

  5. Vladimir Nabokov:

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

Images & Illustrations of oppression

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