An academic euphemism for first world inequality of outcome; an exaggeration that by comparison minimizes actual suffering, bondage, torture, and totalitarian control.
Although Fatima was still recovering from the non consensual genital mutilation she received by the hands of her village leader, she was glad that liberal arts students in the US weren't suffering the oppression of culturally insensitive Halloween costumes following their successful email campaign to the dean.
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1. Dominating harshly: Imposing a harsh or cruel form of domination.

2. Highly stressful: Exerting a worrying, troubling, or burdensome pressure on somebody.

3. Stifling: So hot and humid as to make people feel tired, irritable, or sluggish.
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1. An extremely unbalanced system of power in which a group of people is being discriminated against; typically found in dictatorships such as Nazi Germany or North Korea. Examples of oppression include slavery in the United States, the Jewish genocide carried out by Adolf Hitler, and the treatment of every single person in Soviet Russia except for its leader. Oppression can have serious consequences, but, most importantly, it can lead to enormous suffering and immense loss of life. The truly disgusting things that oppression has lead to are to be learned from. Don’t live in the past, but learn from it.

2. Someone saying a mean word on the internet.
John: your dumb
Izzy, he/her, feminist, marxist, fuck capitalism, lgbt: OMG wtf!!! Reported! This is oppression!

Holocaust Survivor: It was horrible, Stevie. The way they treated us, in the camps. I remember, me and some fellow survivors were handed a rotting rat corpse. Its decaying flesh was green and all that was left on its bones were scraps of meat. We ate through it like wild animals. I remember, 3 weeks later, we were starving for that rat meat...
Stevie: Oh gosh, Papa! That’s horrific!

Holocaust Survivor: It really was oppression, and tyranny, evil even, in their purest forms.
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Synonym with a country having rich oil fields. If a country is rich in oil, then it is by default also oppressed and in need of liberation.
Did you hear about Libya? We must liberate them, they're too oppressed.
by Vik Icarus May 11, 2014
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The unjust keeping down of others by force... in today's and past societies people were opressed by RACISM as well as violence. One of the main factors of oppresion is human nature and it's regulation...?
the oppression of a people by a tyrant during a monarchy along with the oppression of blacks during the times of slavery
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Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable, doesn't mean it has to change.
Oppression is using your position as an anchor on a cable news show to assert that an imaginary, gift-giving elf modeled after a Christian saint from Turkey is white in order to prevent people from being more inclusive. -daily show
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an act or instance of oppressing or subjecting to cruel or unjust impositions or restraints.
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