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Synonyms for oppression
əˈprɛʃ ənop·pres·sion

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. oppression

    Synonyms:
    cruelty, tyranny, severity, injustice, hardship

    Antonyms:
    kindness, mercy, clemency, leniency, justice

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  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. oppressionnoun

    Synonyms:
    hardship, misery, suffering, calamity

  2. oppressionnoun

    Synonyms:
    tyranny, severity, cruelty, injustice, persecution

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words4.0 / 1 vote

  1. oppressionnoun

    Synonyms:
    tyranny, persecution, extortion, hardship, severity

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How to use oppression in a sentence?

  1. Morris Dees:

    He advocated not just for African-Americans, but for every group, indeed every person subject to oppression and discrimination because he recognized the common humanity in us all.

  2. Thomas Paine:

    He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

  3. Thomas Jefferson:

    Bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

  4. Lauren Cooley:

    If modern-day feminists were focused on oppression of women in the Middle East and issues where there's genuine differences in equality, I'm on board with that. i definitely believe people deal with racism.

  5. Francis Quarles:

    If thou desire to purchase honor with thy wealth, consider first how that wealth became thine; if thy labor got it, let thy wisdom keep it; if oppression found it, let repentance restore it; if thy parent left it, let thy virtues deserve it; so shall thy honor be safer, better and cheaper.


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