Definition of oppressor in English:



  • A person or group that oppresses people.

    ‘they overthrew their colonial oppressors’
    • ‘They have fostered a view of police officers as bullies and oppressors not to be cooperated with.’
    • ‘Every tyrant and every oppressor deserve the full wrath of justice.’
    • ‘That guns can and have been used by the oppressed to ward off their oppressors suggests that they can be a tool’
    • ‘Some readers also doubted that the Scots see the English as oppressors.’
    • ‘The oppressed and brutalized have become the brutal oppressors.’
    persecutor, tyrant, despot, autocrat, bully, slave driver, hard taskmaster, iron hand, scourge, dictator, tormentor, torturer, intimidator, subjugator
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