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OPPRESSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oppression mean? 

OPPRESSION (noun)
  The noun OPPRESSION has 3 senses:

1. the act of subjugating by cruelty
2. the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority:
3. a feeling of being oppressed

  Familiarity information: OPPRESSION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


OPPRESSION (noun)


Sense 1oppression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of subjugating by cruelty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

oppression; subjugation

Context example:

the tyrant's oppression of the people

Hypernyms ("oppression" is a kind of...):

persecution (the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion))


Sense 2oppression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority:

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

after years of oppression they finally revolted

Hypernyms ("oppression" is a kind of...):

subjection; subjugation (forced submission to control by others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "oppression"):

yoke (an oppressive power)


Sense 3oppression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of being oppressed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

oppressiveness; oppression

Hypernyms ("oppression" is a kind of...):

depression (sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "oppression"):

weight (an oppressive feeling of heavy force)


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