Definition of oppressed in English:


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Pronunciation: /əˈprɛst


Subject to harsh and authoritarian treatment: oppressed racial minorities (as plural noun the oppressed) his sympathies were with the oppressed
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  • 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.

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