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oppression

noun

1 oppression

The act of subjugating by cruelty:
— The tyrant's oppression of the people.

synonym: subjugation.

Roget 739: severity; strictness, harshness etc. adj.; rigor, stringency, austerity; inclemency etc. (pitilessness) 914.1; arrogance etc. ... show more

Roget 749: subjection; dependence, dependency; subordination; thrall, thralldom, thraldom, enthrallment, subjugation, bondage, serfdom; feudalism, feudality; ... show more

Roget 649: hurtfulness etc. adj.; virulence.    evil doer etc. 913; bane etc. 663; plague spot etc. (insalubrity) 657; ... show more



2 oppression

The state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority:.

Dutch: onderdrukking, bedruktheid, oppressie

3 oppression

A feeling of being oppressed.

synonym: oppressiveness.


Moby thesaurus: McCarthyism, Schmerz, Slough of Despond, abuse, affliction, airlessness, anguish, argumentum baculinum, bale, big stick, bitter cup, bitter draft, bitter draught, bitter pill, blank despondency, burden, burden of care, burdening, burthen, cankerworm of care ... show more.

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