What is another word for oppressors?

Pronunciation: [əpɹˈɛsəz] (IPA)

The term "oppressors" refers to individuals or groups that exercise power and authority in an abusive or unjust manner. There are many synonyms to describe such people, including tyrants, dictators, autocrats, despots, bullies, tormentors, and oppressors. Each term captures a specific aspect of oppressive behavior, whether it be the absolute control of a tyrant, the ruthless aggression of a bully, or the systematic injustice of an oppressor. By using a range of synonyms, writers can highlight the severity and impact of oppressive behavior and convey a more nuanced understanding of the power dynamics at play.

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Usage examples for Oppressors

But if judgment began with them, what should presently be the fate of their oppressors?
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
The contempt with which they are always treated, has, naturally enough, caused these latter to unite together in a quarter where they will neither trouble, nor be troubled by, their oppressors.
"A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas"
Fanny Loviot
Ireland was already in a state so miserable that the horrors of a civil war with a bare chance of better things beyond must have seemed well worth risking to her people, now the party which had hitherto befriended them had adopted the policy of their oppressors.
MacCarthy, Desmond

Famous quotes with Oppressors

  • Raise your eyes and count the small gang of your oppressors who are only strong through the blood they suck from you and through your arms which you lend them unwillingly.
    Georg Buchner
  • Common tyrants, and public oppressors, are not intitled to obedience from their subjects, by virtue of any thing here laid down by the inspired apostle.
    Jonathan Mayhew
  • There isn't a religion on earth that isn't damaging to the human race because every one of them is patriarchal and every one eliminates more than half of the human race - women. They are all oppressors of women.
    Susan Powter
  • To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty.
    Maximilien Robespierre
  • Since mankind's dawn, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted for ourselves. By doing so, they took our power. By doing nothing, we gave it away. We've seen where their way leads, through camps and wars, towards the slaughterhouse.”
    Alan Moore

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