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oppressed

[ uh-prest ]
/ əˈprɛst /
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adjective
burdened with cruel or unjust impositions or restraints; subjected to a burdensome or harsh exercise of authority or power: He's spent over three years documenting the lives of the poor, exploited, and oppressed peoples of Latin America.
weighed down by thoughts or feelings that lie heavily on the mind or spirit: The fix for a hurt heart, broken spirit, or oppressed mind is not always easy, but there is a path to recovery.
noun (used with a plural verb)
Usually the oppressed . oppressed people collectively: We cannot proclaim individual liberty and at the same time show no solidarity with the oppressed.
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OTHER WORDS FROM oppressed

un·op·pressed, adjective
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