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English noun: oppression

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

SamplesThe tyrant's oppression of the people.


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


Broader (hypernym)depression

Narrower (hyponym)weight

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