oppressed

adjective
op·​pressed | \ ə-ˈprest How to pronounce oppressed (audio) \

Definition of oppressed

: burdened by abuse of power or authority Group identity in oppressed groups is always very strategic, always a calculation of advantage.— Shelby Steele They are neither oppressed minorities, whose needs have been etched into the nation's consciousness, nor members of the ruling elite, born with their hands on the reins of power.— Anthony DeCurtis

First Known Use of oppressed

1608, in the meaning defined above

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“Oppressed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oppressed. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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