1. [ noun ] the act of subjugating by cruelty
Synonyms: subjugation

"the tyrant's oppression of the people"

Related terms: persecution oppress
2. [ noun ] the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority

: "after years of oppression they finally revolted"

Related terms: subjugation yoke
3. [ noun ] a feeling of being oppressed
Synonyms: oppressiveness
Related terms: depression weight
Similar spelling:   oppress