oppression: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-presh'un), [key]
- the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner.
- an act or instance of oppressing.
- the state of being oppressed.
- the feeling of being heavily burdened, mentally or physically, by troubles, adverse conditions, anxiety, etc.
- oppression (Thesaurus)