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synonyms for oppressing

  • alarming
  • appalling
  • awful
  • calamitous
  • cataclysmic
  • catastrophic
  • depressing
  • disastrous
  • dismal
  • distressing
  • dreadful
  • gloomy
  • grim
  • horrible
  • lamentable
  • shocking
  • ugly
  • unfortunate
  • afflictive
  • black
  • cruel
  • deplorable
  • fearful
  • fierce
  • frightful
  • grievous
  • heartbreaking
  • horrid
  • portentous
  • redoubtable
  • regrettable
  • ruinous
  • scowling
  • terrific
  • woeful
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antonyms for oppressing

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  • beautiful
  • blessed
  • bright
  • cheerful
  • cheering
  • comforting
  • encouraging
  • fortunate
  • good
  • happy
  • hopeful
  • joyful
  • light
  • lucky
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • sunny
  • wonderful
  • nice
  • trivial
  • unimportant
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How to use oppressing in a sentence

The acts to prevent the landholder from oppressing the occupier, and those for the encouragement of tillage, failed.
LANDHOLDING IN ENGLANDJOSEPH FISHER
All the mystery surrounding him, oppressing him—everything weird was sent flying instantaneously.
DREAM TALES AND PROSE POEMSIVAN TURGENEV
The knight would be only a hardhearted warrior, oppressing the poor and miserable, and only interesting from his deeds of valor.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VJOHN LORD
Hitherto, every form of society has been based on the antagonism of oppressing and oppressed classes.
COMMUNISM AND CHRISTIANISMWILLIAM MONTGOMERY BROWN
After a terrible internal combat the man yields to this unknown will which is oppressing him.
CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN NOVELISTSSERGE PERSKY
The organs of gentilism changed from servants of the public will to independent organs of rule oppressing their own people.
THE ORIGIN OF THE FAMILY PRIVATE PROPERTY AND THE STATEFREDERICK ENGELS
Tentatively he tried to break through the oppressing blanket of foreign will; his arms and legs moved a little; he succeeded!
ASTOUNDING STORIES, JULY, 1931VARIOUS
It was as if the same oppressing hand had been upon them in those moments.
THE COURAGE OF MARGE O'DOONEJAMES OLIVER CURWOOD
We hear his laughter; share his joys; and watch the heroic struggle of his soul against the circumstance that is oppressing him.
WERWOLVESELLIOTT O'DONNELL
Thou dost the nobles injustice, son; they are illustrious patricians, and have no motive in oppressing one like me.
THE BRAVOJ. FENIMORE COOPER
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