Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun oppression

3 senses of oppression

Sense 1
oppression, subjugation -- (the act of subjugating by cruelty; "the tyrant's oppression of the people")
       => persecution -- (the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion))

Sense 2
oppression -- (the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority: "after years of oppression they finally revolted")
       => subjugation, subjection -- (forced submission to control by others)

Sense 3
oppression, oppressiveness -- (a feeling of being oppressed)
       => depression -- (sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy)

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