- To keep down by severe and unjust use of force or authority: a people who were oppressed by tyranny.
- To weigh heavily on: Poverty oppresses the spirit.
- Obsolete To overwhelm or crush
That's what happens when you walk on eggshells all day in fear of doing something wrong. And then you go out of your way to be helpful, and you get yelled at. And everyone you talk to has been yelled at for something they've done wrong. And you didn't know that it was wrong when you did it.
I just feel yucky. If only I could just TEACH CHILDREN I wouldn't have this problem. This feeling comes from interactions with adults!