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English noun: oppression

1. oppression (act) the act of subjugating by cruelty


SamplesThe tyrant's oppression of the people.


Synonymssubjugation


Broader (hypernym)persecution

2. oppression (state) the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority:


SamplesAfter years of oppression they finally revolted.


Broader (hypernym)subjection, subjugation


Narrower (hyponym)yoke

3. oppression (feeling) a feeling of being oppressed


Synonymsoppressiveness


Broader (hypernym)depression


Narrower (hyponym)weight









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