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synonyms for oppressor

  • autocrat
  • despot
  • authoritarian
  • bully
  • dictator
  • martinet
  • persecutor
  • taskmaster
  • absolute ruler
  • slave driver
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How to use oppressor in a sentence

You are either on the side of the oppressed or on the side of the oppressor.
DESMOND TUTU, ANTI-APARTHEID CAMPAIGNER WHO TRIED TO HEAL THE WORLD, DIES AT 90ARYN BAKERDECEMBER 26, 2021TIME
Anyone who felt the boot of the oppressor realized that he was going in the face of that.
KEN BURNS’S LATEST IS ON THE GREATESTJAMIL SMITHSEPTEMBER 23, 2021VOX
The many, many people who think racism is over or overblown, or that its dominant historic forms have been overturned and the oppressors have become the oppressed, will not pick up her book.
RACISM TARGETS SOME BUT WORKS AGAINST EVERYBODYPAUL TAYLORMARCH 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A Western hero, Indiana Jones, came to their rescue to teach their oppressors a text-based lesson.
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In the latter case the prince-bishop was the obnoxious oppressor.
GERMAN CULTURE PAST AND PRESENTERNEST BELFORT BAX
The impossibility of escaping from the hand of the oppressor.
THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIREEDWARD GIBBON
These alone were ready to step between the oppressor and the oppressed.
A PLEA FOR CAPTAIN JOHN BROWNHENRY DAVID THOREAU
He was obliged to bow to fortune, and to swear allegiance once more to what he considered the oppressor.
THE MYSTERIES OF MONTREALCHARLOTTE FUHRER
Forty years will have expired this spring since the Christian peasants of Bulgaria rose in arms against the Turkish oppressor.
RAEMAEKERS' CARTOONSLOUIS RAEMAEKERS
I have considered the oppressions that are done under the sun, and on the side of the oppressor there is power.
THE BROKEN SWORDDENNISON WORTHINGTON
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WORDS RELATED TO OPPRESSOR

  • authoritarian
  • despot
  • dictator
  • oppressor
  • strongman
  • totalitarian
  • tyrant
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.