HyperDic: oppression

English > 3 senses of the word oppression:
NOUNactoppression, subjugationthe act of subjugating by cruelty
stateoppressionthe state of being kept down by unjust / unjust / unjust use of force or authority
feelingoppression, oppressivenessa feeling of being oppressed
oppression > pronunciation
Soundsahpreh'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > oppression: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of subjugating by cruelty.
Example"the tyrant's oppression of the people"
Synonymsubjugation
BroaderpersecutionThe act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
Spanishopresión, subjugación
Catalanopressió, subjugació
Verbsoppresscome down on or keep down by unjust / unjust / unjust use of one's authority
English > oppression: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of being kept down by unjust / unjust / unjust use of force or authority: "after years of oppression they finally revolted".
NarroweryokeAn oppressive power
Broadersubjugation, subjectionforced submission to control by others
Spanishopresión
Catalanopressió
English > oppression: 3 senses > noun 3, feeling
MeaningA feeling of being oppressed.
Synonymoppressiveness
NarrowerweightAn oppressive feeling of heavy force
Broaderdepressionsad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
Spanishopresión
Catalanopressió

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