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Oppression vs. Suppression

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  • Oppression (noun)

    The exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner.

  • Oppression (noun)

    The act of oppressing, or the state of being oppressed.

    "The oppression of the poor by the aristocracy was one cause of the French Revolution."

  • Oppression (noun)

    A feeling of being oppressed.

    "Our oppression was lifted by the reappearance of the sun."

  • Suppression (noun)

    The act or instance of suppressing.

  • Suppression (noun)

    The state of being suppressed.

  • Suppression (noun)

    A process in which a person consciously excludes anxiety-producing thoughts, feelings, or memories.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Oppression (noun)

    The act of oppressing, or state of being oppressed.

  • Oppression (noun)

    That which oppresses; a hardship or injustice; cruelty; severity; tyranny.

  • Oppression (noun)

    A sense of heaviness or obstruction in the body or mind; depression; dullness; lassitude; as, an oppression of spirits; an oppression of the lungs.

  • Oppression (noun)

    Ravishment; rape.

  • Suppression (noun)

    The act of suppressing, or the state of being suppressed; repression; as, the suppression of a riot, insurrection, or tumult; the suppression of truth, of reports, of evidence, and the like.

  • Suppression (noun)

    Complete stoppage of a natural secretion or excretion; as, suppression of urine; - used in contradiction to retention, which signifies that the secretion or excretion is retained without expulsion.

  • Suppression (noun)

    Omission; as, the suppression of a word.

Webster Dictionary
  • Oppression (noun)

    the act of subjugating by cruelty;

    "the tyrant's oppression of the people"

  • Oppression (noun)

    the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority:

    "after years of oppression they finally revolted"

  • Oppression (noun)

    a feeling of being oppressed

  • Suppression (noun)

    (botany) the failure to develop of some part or organ of a plant

  • Suppression (noun)

    the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation;

    "a suppression of the newspaper"

  • Suppression (noun)

    forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority;

    "the suppression of heresy"

    "the quelling of the rebellion"

    "the stifling of all dissent"

  • Suppression (noun)

    (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires

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