What does oppression mean?

Definitions for oppression
əˈprɛʃ ənop·pres·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oppression, subjugationnoun

    the act of subjugating by cruelty

    "the tyrant's oppression of the people"

  2. oppressionnoun

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

  3. oppression, oppressivenessnoun

    a feeling of being oppressed

Wiktionary

  1. oppressionnoun

    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. oppressionnoun

    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. oppressionnoun

    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. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    2024 will be 35 years after we shook off the shackles of oppression and celebrated our freedom, organizing an Olympic Games would be the pinnacle of this historical process. We are not only competing for ourselves, but representing the whole region.

  2. Omar Abdulgaffar:

    We were born into a life of oppression, our parents have gone through this and I thought...why should my children go through it too? So we escaped.

  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. Martin Luther King Jr., December 11, 1964:

    Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.

  5. Daniel Russel:

    I tried to make very clear that whatever the rationale ... the government and the party really needs to bend over backwards to demonstrate that the bad old days are in fact over and they will not avail themselves of the tools of oppression that marred Burma for so many decades.

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