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Dictionary Definition

oppressed adj : burdened psychologically or mentally; "laden with grief"; "oppressed by a sense of failure" [syn: laden]

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  1. Subject to oppression.


Subject to oppression


  1. past of oppress

Extensive Definition

The Oppressed is a Welsh anti-fascist Oi! band that was formed in 1981 in Cardiff. Most of the musicians in the band's various lineups were skinheads. Throughout the band's career, the members (especially vocalist Roddy Moreno) openly expressed opposition to racism and fascism; in their lyrics, interviews, on-stage comments and other actions. In 1989, Moreno visited New York City and met many members of Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice (SHARP) members. On his return to the United Kingdom, he started promoting SHARP ideals to British skinheads. The band has also had ties to other anti-racist groups, such as Anti-Fascist Action.
The band's lead singer, Roddy Moreno, is a Cardiff City F.C. supporter.



  • Never Say Die (1983)
  • Victims / Work Together (1983)
  • Fuck Fascism (1995)
  • 5-4-3-2-1 (1996)
  • They Think Its All Over...It Is Now(1996)
  • Anti-Fascist Oi! (1996)
  • Best of The Oppressed Bonus 7 Inch (1996)
  • The Richard Allen Tribute Single (1997)
  • Strength In Unity (1997)
  • The Noise (1997)
  • Oppressed / Fatskins (1998)
  • Out on The Streets Again (1999)


  • Oi!Oi! Music(1984)
  • Fatal Blow(1985)
  • Dead & Buried(1988)
  • Dead & Buried / Fatal Blow Reissue(1996)
  • The Best of The Oppressed(1996)
  • Music For Hooligans(1996)
  • We Can Do Anything(1996)
  • Live (Llanrumney Youth Club 1984)(1997)
  • More Noize For The Boys(1998)


oppressed in French: The Oppressed
oppressed in Italian: The Oppressed
oppressed in Kashubian: The Oppressed
oppressed in Swedish: The Oppressed

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abused, bond, browbeaten, burdened, captive, charged, cumbered, disenfranchised, downtrod, downtrodden, encumbered, enslaved, enthralled, fraught, freighted, ground down, hampered, heavy, heavyhearted, henpecked, in bondage, in bonds, in captivity, in chains, in leading strings, in slavery, in subjection, laden, laden with sorrow, loaded, long-faced, misused, ordered around, overborne, overburdened, overcharged, overfraught, overfreighted, overladen, overloaded, overtaxed, overweighted, regimented, sad, sad of heart, sad-eyed, sad-faced, saddened, saddled, sadhearted, servile, slavish, subjected, subjugated, submissive, suppressed, taxed, trampled, tyrannized, under the heel, under the lash, unfree, unmanned, weighed upon, weighted, weighted down
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