oppressed Definition

  • 1subject to harsh and authoritarian treatment
  • 2treated unfairly and cruelly, often by those in power

Using oppressed: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "oppressed" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    The oppressed people of the country were finally able to overthrow their dictator.

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    Women have been oppressed for centuries, denied basic rights and freedoms.

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    The working class is often oppressed by the wealthy elite.

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    Minority groups are frequently oppressed by the majority.

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Summary: oppressed in Brief

The term 'oppressed' [əˈprest] describes a situation where individuals or groups are treated unfairly and cruelly, often by those in power. It can refer to harsh and authoritarian treatment, as well as being subject to systemic discrimination and inequality. Examples include the oppression of women, minorities, and the working class.

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