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Meaning & Definition of Oppression in English

English

Oppression

/əprɛʃən/

noun

1. The act of subjugating by cruelty

  • "The tyrant's oppression of the people"
    synonym:
  • oppression
  • ,
  • subjugation

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

    synonym:
  • oppression

3. A feeling of being oppressed

    synonym:
  • oppression
  • ,
  • oppressiveness

Examples of using

Many have suffered oppression and misery for a long period of time under the rule of colonialism.