Definition of oppressed in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /əˈprest/


Subject to harsh and authoritarian treatment: oppressed racial minorities (as plural noun the oppressed) his sympathies were with the oppressed
More example sentences
  • A war on Iraq is a war of imperialism against an oppressed, formerly colonized people.
  • I want to thank your web site for its untiring efforts in raising the consciousness of the oppressed.
  • The middle-class activists in attendance were told to be like Moses: people of modest means intent on liberating the oppressed who have nothing.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: op·pressed

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.