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1. persecution

noun. ['ˌpɝːsəˈkjuːʃən'] the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion).

Synonyms

  • torture
  • torturing
  • maltreatment
  • oppression
  • abuse
  • rendition
  • ill-usage
  • ill-treatment
  • subjugation

Etymology

  • persecutio (Latin)
  • persequor (Latin)

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Rhymes with Persecution

  • redistribution
  • electrocution
  • counterrevolution
  • distribution
  • contribution
  • substitution
  • retribution
  • prostitution
  • prosecution
  • constitution
  • restitution
  • lilliputian
  • institution
  • execution
  • attribution
  • revolution
  • resolution
  • elocution
  • dissolution
  • diminution
  • devolution
  • confucian
  • andalusian
  • absolution
  • evolution
  • solution
  • pollution
  • dilution
  • aleutian
  • shooshan

How do you pronounce persecution?

Pronounce persecution as ˌpərsəˈkjuʃən.

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Sentences with persecution


1. Noun, singular or mass
Gray wolves have often lived under persecution; they came into conflict with humans because they preyed on livestock.

Quotes about persecution


1. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
- George Orwell, 1984

2. Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law.
- Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

3. Churches thrive on martyrdom and persecution.
- Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

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