noun. ['əˈprɛsɝ'] a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures.
- disagreeable person
- unpleasant person
Words that Rhyme with Oppressor
Example sentences of the word oppressor
1. Noun, singular or mass
According to the Greek historian Herodotus, Khufu was a tyrant and an oppressor of his own people.
Quotes containing the word oppressor
1. In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People."(Canton, OH, Anti-War Speech, June 16, 1918)
- Eugene V. Debs, Voices of a People's History of the United States
2. If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
- Desmond Tutu
3. If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
- Bishop Desmond Tutu