What is another word for oppressor?

Pronunciation: [əpɹˈɛsə] (IPA)

Oppression is a term that describes an act of subjugation by a dominant group that causes suffering, exploitation or harm to a weaker group or individual. The term "oppressor" is commonly used to describe those who are responsible for oppressive acts. However, there are several other words and phrases that can be used to describe oppressors, and that provide nuanced meanings to the term. These synonyms include tyrant, autocrat, dictator, despot and authoritarian. Each of these words adds a different dimension to the meaning of oppression, capturing different aspects of the power dynamics at play. By using a variety of words to describe oppressors, we can better understand and address the structures of oppression that exist in society.

Synonyms for Oppressor:

What are the hypernyms for Oppressor?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Oppressor?

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Usage examples for Oppressor

First the rod became a serpent, to declare that at God's bidding enemies would rise up against the oppressor, even where all seemed innocuous, as in truth the waters of the river and the dust of the furnace and the winds of heaven conspired against him.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
She had sympathized with his attitude when he had in the first instance mentioned his dislike of Nevis; and his willingness to side with the injured against the oppressor had certainly pleased her.
"A Prairie Courtship"
Harold Bindloss
She believes that man, and nations, are progressive; and that in his own good time, and in accordance with His great purposes, Right will prevail over Wrong, and the oppressed will be freed from the oppressor.
"Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity"
Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard

Famous quotes with Oppressor

  • You know, it's not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself.
    James A. Baldwin
  • The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
    Steven Biko
  • Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.
    Albert Camus
  • Who Rebels? Who rises in arms? Rarely the slave, but almost always the oppressor turned slave.
    Emile M. Cioran
  • The genius of any slave system is found in the dynamics which isolate slaves from each other, obscure the reality of a common condition, and make united rebellion against the oppressor inconceivable.
    Andrea Dworkin

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