oppression definition

  • noun:
    • The work of oppressing; arbitrary and cruel exercise of power: "There is no really pervasive system of oppression . . . with no permission regarding the oppressed” ( Florynce R. Kennedy).
    • hawaii to be oppressed.
    • a thing that oppresses.
    • a sense of being heavily weighed straight down in mind or human anatomy.
    • The exercise of expert or energy in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust fashion.
    • The work of oppressing, or even the condition of being oppressed.
    • a sense of being oppressed.
    • The work of oppressing, or state to be oppressed.
    • what oppresses; a hardship or injustice; cruelty; severity; tyranny.
    • a feeling of heaviness or obstruction in the body or mind; depression; dullness; lassitude
    • Ravishment; rape.
    • A pressing down; force; burden.
    • a sense of weight; that condition where one encounters a sensation of weight or stress; therefore, lassitude; dullness of spirits; despair.
    • The work of oppressing or of imposing unreasonable or unjust burdens; the workout of authority or energy in a burdensome, harsh, or serious way; the imposition of severe or cruel measures or exactions; tyrannical or harsh exercise of power.
    • An oppressed condition or condition; the state of these that are overburdened or oppressed, or treated with unjustness or excessive seriousness, by people in expert or power.
    • Whatever oppresses or triggers hardship; an unjust or unreasonable imposition, exaction, or measure; a hardship.
    • Ravishment; rape. Chaucer.
    • hawaii to be held down by unjust using force or authority:
    • a sense of becoming oppressed
    • the act of subjugating by cruelty

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