(n) 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).
(n) hawaii to be oppressed.
(n) a thing that oppresses.
oppression in Community Dictionary
The unjust keeping down of other individuals by force... in today's and previous communities people were opressed by RACISM and assault. One of the most significant factors of oppresion is human nature and it's really legislation...? by Dortha RaoReport definition
because it makes you feel uncomfortable, doesn't mean it offers to change. by Roseanne ZiolkowskiReport definition