Oppression vs. Suppression

Oppression vs. Suppression — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Oppression and Suppression

Oppressionnoun

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

Suppressionnoun

The act or instance of suppressing.

Oppressionnoun

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.

Suppressionnoun

The state of being suppressed.

Oppressionnoun

A feeling of being oppressed.

Our oppression was lifted by the reappearance of the sun.

Suppressionnoun

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

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Oppressionnoun

the act of subjugating by cruelty;

the tyrant's oppression of the people

Suppressionnoun

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

Oppressionnoun

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

after years of oppression they finally revolted

Suppressionnoun

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

a suppression of the newspaper

Oppressionnoun

a feeling of being oppressed

Suppressionnoun

forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority;

the suppression of heresythe quelling of the rebellionthe stifling of all dissent
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Suppressionnoun

(psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires