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English noun: victimization

1. victimization (state) adversity resulting from being made a victim

SamplesHis victimization infuriated him.

Broader (hypernym)adversity, hard knocks, hardship

2. victimization (act) an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)

SamplesCapitalistic exploitation of the working class.
Paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization.

Synonymsexploitation, using, victimisation

Broader (hypernym)mistreatment

Narrower (hyponym)blaxploitation, colonialism, sexploitation

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