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Synonyms for oppression
əˈprɛʃ ənop·pres·sion

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. oppression

    Synonyms:
    cruelty, tyranny, severity, injustice, hardship

    Antonyms:
    kindness, mercy, clemency, leniency, justice

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oppression, subjugationnoun

    the act of subjugating by cruelty

    "the tyrant's oppression of the people"

    Synonyms:
    subjugation, conquering, subjection, conquest, oppressiveness

  2. oppressionnoun

    the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority: "after years of oppression they finally revolted"

    Synonyms:
    subjugation, oppressiveness

  3. oppression, oppressivenessnoun

    a feeling of being oppressed

    Synonyms:
    subjugation, burdensomeness, onerousness, heaviness, oppressiveness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. oppressionnoun

    Synonyms:
    hardship, misery, suffering, calamity

  2. oppressionnoun

    Synonyms:
    tyranny, severity, cruelty, injustice, persecution

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. oppressionnoun

    Synonyms:
    tyranny, persecution, extortion, hardship, severity

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How to use oppression in a sentence?

  1. Linda Lakhdhir:

    Aung San Suu Kyi's government has had a real opportunity to abolish the tools of oppression used by the military juntas, but has instead used them against peaceful critics and protesters, it's not too late to reverse course and take steps to fully protect speech and assembly in Myanmar.

  2. Scott Nevins:

    Intolerance so often comes from the left with words like 'Uncle Tim' and the 'n-word' being used against me, and last night what was trending in social media was 'Uncle Tim,' and they doubled down on this concept of liberal oppression. It is stunningin 2021 that those who speak about ending discrimination want to end it by more discrimination.

  3. Di Salvo:

    I did hear from the community about things that were going on in professional development, ... I understand the victim-oppression world and White supremacy -- because I am White -- that have wronged people of color for hundreds of years, but in the classroom, we need to be really careful with how we present information.

  4. Tecumseh:

    Where today are the Pequot Where are the Narragansett, the Mohican, the Pokanoket, and many other once powerful tribes of our people They have vanished before the avarice and the oppression of the White Man, as snow before a summer sun. Will we let ourselves be destroyed in our turn without a struggle, give up our homes, our country bequeathed to us by the Great Spirit, the graves of our dead and everything that is dear to us I know you will cry with me, NEVER NEVER.

  5. Robert F. Kennedy, South Africa, 1966:

    It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.


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