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  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
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Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OPPRESS', verb transitive [Latin appressus, from opprimo; ob and premo, to press.]

1. To load or burden with unreasonable impositions; to treat with unjust severity, rigor or hardship; as, to oppress a nation with taxes or contributions; to oppress one by compelling him to perform unreasonable service.

2. To overpower; to overburden; as, to be oppressed with grief.

3. to sit or lie heavy on; as, excess of good oppresses the stomach.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OPPRESS'ED, participle passive burdened with unreasonable impositions; overpowered; overburdened; depressed.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OPPRESS'ING, participle present tense Overburdening.

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. The act of oppressing; the imposition of unreasonable burdens, either in taxes or services; cruelty; severity.

2. The state of being oppressed or overburdened; misery.

the Lord - saw the oppression of Israel. 2 Kings 8:1.

3. Hardship; calamity.

4. Depression; dullness of spirits; lassitude of body.

5. A sense of heaviness or weight in the breast, etc.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OPPRESS'IVE, adjective

1. Unreasonably burdensome; unjustly severe; as oppressive taxes; oppressive exactions of service.

2. Tyrannical; as an oppressive government.

3. Heavy; overpowering; overwhelming; as oppressive grief or woe.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OPPRESS'IVELY, adverb In a manner to oppress; with unreasonable severity.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OPPRESS'IVENESS, noun The quality of being oppressive.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OPPRESS'OR, noun One that oppresses; one that imposes unjust burdens on others; one that harasses others with unjust laws or unreasonable severity.

Power when employed to relieve the oppressed and to punish the oppressor becomes a great blessing.