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op·pres·sion

 (ə-prĕsh′ən)
n.
1.
a. The action of oppressing; arbitrary and cruel exercise of power: a system of oppression.
b. The state of being oppressed: caught in the oppression of poverty.
2. A feeling of being weighed down in mind or body: "Every time I entered my house, an oppression settled on me so heavy that I had to stand for minutes at a time in the doorway, gathering what strength I could find" (Erin McGraw)."One has ... to come under the shadow of war to feel fully its oppression" (J.R.R. Tolkien).

oppression

(əˈprɛʃən)
n
1. the act of subjugating by cruelty, force, etc or the state of being subjugated in this way
2. the condition of being afflicted or tormented
3. the condition of having something lying heavily on one's mind, imagination, etc

op•pres•sion

(əˈprɛʃ ən)

n.
1. the exercise of authority or power in a cruel or unjust manner.
2. something that oppresses.
3. the feeling of being oppressed.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oppression - the act of subjugating by cruelty; "the tyrant's oppression of the people"
persecution - the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
2.oppression - the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority: "after years of oppression they finally revolted"
subjection, subjugation - forced submission to control by others
yoke - an oppressive power; "under the yoke of a tyrant"; "they threw off the yoke of domination"
3.oppression - a feeling of being oppressed
depression - sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
weight - an oppressive feeling of heavy force; "bowed down by the weight of responsibility"

oppression

noun persecution, control, suffering, abuse, injury, injustice, cruelty, domination, repression, brutality, suppression, severity, tyranny, authoritarianism, harshness, despotism, ill-treatment, subjugation, subjection, maltreatment an attempt to escape political oppression
justice, mercy, compassion, sympathy, goodness, kindness, tenderness, clemency, benevolence, humaneness
Quotations
"the most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed" [Steve Biko `Black Consciousness and the Quest for a True Humanity']
Translations
ظُلْم، اضْطِهاد
útlak
undertrykkelse
kúgun
útlak

oppression

[əˈpreʃən] Nopresión f

oppression

[əˈprɛʃən] noppression f

oppression

n
(= tyranny)Unterdrückung f
(fig: = depression) → Bedrängnis f, → Bedrücktheit f; (due to heat, climate) → bedrückende Atmosphäre; the oppression of his spiritsseine Bedrängtheit

oppression

[əˈprɛʃn] noppressione f

oppress

(əˈpres) verb
1. to govern cruelly. The king oppressed his people.
2. to worry or depress. The thought of leaving her oppressed me.
opˈpression (-ʃən) noun
After five years of oppression, the peasants revolted.
opˈpressive (-siv) adjective
oppressing; cruel; hard to bear. oppressive laws.
opˈpressively adverb
opˈpressiveness noun
opˈpressor noun
a ruler who oppresses his people; a tyrant.

op·pres·sion

n. opresión, pesadez;
an ___ in the chestuna ___, una sofocación en el pecho.
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I am here, Sir Governor, because the cry of an oppressed people hath disturbed me in my secret place; and beseeching this favor earnestly of the Lord, it was vouchsafed me to appear once again on earth, in the good old cause of his saints.
Remain at home, then, ungrateful lady,'' answered Cedric; ``thine is the hard heart, which can sacrifice the weal of an oppressed people to an idle and unauthorized attachment.
I hope, Rachel, I take up the cause of all oppressed people rather warmly," he said.
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Today unfortunately the world is presenting a very gloomy picture which is blood soaked and where oppressed people are forced to flee their home countries to save their life.