1 oppression, suppression, subjugation, maltreatment, ill-treatment, abuse, outrage, molestation, victimization, tyranny, affliction, punishment, torment, torture:
They suffered persecution because of their difference of religion.
2 bother, annoyance, hectoring, bullying, badgering, harrying, harassing, irritation, worry, vexation, trouble:
The press is often guilty of the persecution of famous people.
systematic | political, religious
VERB + PERSECUTION
be subject/subjected to, face, suffer (from)
Some students returning to the country may face political persecution.
| escape from, flee from | fear
PERSECUTION + NOUN
She started to have a persecution complex when she couldn't get a job.
delusions/feelings of persecution, (a) fear of persecution, a victim of persecution
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