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.

  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.

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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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How to say oppression in sign language?

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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. Carmen de Monteflores:

    Oppression can only survive through silence.

  2. Jamal Khashoggi:

    He loves force, oppression and needs to show them off.

  3. De Beauvoir:

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

  4. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    When you are accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.

  5. Vladimir Nabokov:

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

Images & Illustrations of oppression

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