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Synonyms for oppression
əˈprɛʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oppression, subjugation(noun)

    the act of subjugating by cruelty

    "the tyrant's oppression of the people"

    subjugation, conquering, subjection, conquest, oppressiveness

  2. oppression(noun)

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

    subjugation, oppressiveness

  3. oppression, oppressiveness(noun)

    a feeling of being oppressed

    subjugation, burdensomeness, onerousness, heaviness, oppressiveness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. oppression

    captivity, compulsion, constraint, imprisonment, necessity, obligation, serfdom, servitude, slavery, superstition, thraldom

    emancipation, freedom, independence, liberty, license

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. oppression

    cruelty, tyranny, severity, injustice, hardship

    kindness, mercy, clemency, leniency, justice

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. oppression(n.)

    hardship, misery, suffering, calamity

  2. oppression(n.)

    tyranny, severity, cruelty, injustice, persecution

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. oppression(n)

    tyranny, persecution, extortion, hardship, severity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "oppression":

    repression, suppression, tightness, persecution, injustice, subjugation, tyranny, coercion, repressive

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How to use oppression in a sentence?

  1. Oi Yan Poon:

    These statements may seem innocent, but…they underhandedly and subtly undermine the very real experiences with racism, sexism and other forms of oppression.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    You can have a thousand people come in and 999 of them are just poor people fleeing oppression and violence, but one of them is an ISIS fighter. ... If that's the case, you have a problem.

  3. Dan Fisher:

    In essence, we have a new emphasis on what is bad about America, (The new framework) trades an emphasis on America's founding principles of constitutional government in favor of robust analyses of gender and racial oppression and class ethnicity and the lives of marginalized people, where the emphasis on instruction is of America as a nation of oppressors and exploiters.

  4. Kim Jong:

    We should be hopeful and encouraged by the events in Panmunjom( inside the DMZ), but we also need to keep a clear-eyed view of the nature of the Kim Jong family regime, and the history of its aggression, threats and provocations, stated claim to unify the peninsula under the North's control, and the documented human rights atrocities that are being committed against some 25 million Koreans living in the North, can a one-day event change the nature of the brutal Kim Jong family regime that has existed for some seven decades ? We should never forget the people living in severe oppression in the north while we admire the charm offensive conducted by Kim Jong Un.

  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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