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1. oppression

noun. ['əˈprɛʃən'] the act of subjugating by cruelty.

Synonyms

  • persecution

Antonyms

  • natural elevation
  • psychotic depression

Etymology

  • oppression (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • oppression (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Oppression

  • transgression
  • misimpression
  • indiscretion
  • decompression
  • retrocession
  • nonaggression
  • repossession
  • progression
  • expression
  • discretion
  • compression
  • suppression
  • succession
  • repression
  • regression
  • profession
  • procession
  • precession
  • intercession
  • impression
  • digression
  • depression
  • confession
  • concession
  • secession
  • recession
  • possession
  • obsession
  • aggression
  • accession

Example sentences of the word oppression


1. Noun, singular or mass
These shackles are symbols of the freedom from oppression that America is supposed to represent.

Quotes containing the word oppression


1. Speak against unconscious oppression,Speak against the tyranny of the unimaginative,Speak against bonds.
- Ezra Pound

2. People should decide on the books' meanings for themselves. They'll find a story that attacks such things as cruelty, oppression, intolerance, unkindness, narrow-mindedness, and celebrates love, kindness, open-mindedness, tolerance, curiosity, human intelligence.
- Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials Trilogy: The Golden Compass / The Subtle Knife / The Amber Spyglass

3. ...oppression is as American as apple pie...
- Audre Lorde

2. oppression

noun. ['əˈprɛʃən'] a feeling of being oppressed.

Synonyms

  • weight
  • oppressiveness

Antonyms

  • elation
  • high
  • euphoria

Etymology

  • oppression (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • oppression (French)

3. oppression

noun. ['əˈprɛʃən'] the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority: "after years of oppression they finally revolted".

Synonyms

  • subjugation
  • subjection

Antonyms

  • anticyclone
  • natural object
  • light

Etymology

  • oppression (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • oppression (French)
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