Definition: the act of subjugating by cruelty
Usage: the tyrant's oppression of the people
Similar words: persecution
Definition: the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
Definition: a feeling of being oppressed
Similar words: depression
Definition: sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
Definition: the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority: "after years of oppression they finally revolted"