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oppression

op·pres·sion

oppression

 
pronunciation:
pre shn
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of oppressing, or the condition of being oppressed.
His oppression of his wife worsened after he lost his job.Many Jews fled oppression in Russia and emigrated to the U.S. and parts of Europe.
similar words:
domination, tyranny
definition 2: harsh, unfair, burdensome acts or demands by a government or other authority.
His reign was characterized by cruelty and oppression.
antonyms:
democracy, freedom
similar words:
domination, tyranny
definition 3: a feeling of being unfairly burdened or depressed.
He could not cast off this oppression.
antonyms:
freedom
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