Synonyms for Persecution:

n.

discrimination, free speech, massacre, banishment, mistreatment, torment, pestering, inclusion, galling, annoyance, oppression, teasing, infliction, ill-treatment, prejudiced, abuse, maltreatment, Human Rights, basic, exile, provoking, equal, equal opportunity, equality, positive discrimination, expulsion. reward, tortures of the damned, living hell. affliction (noun)
expulsion, annoyance, infliction, mistreatment, oppression, torture, massacre, pestering, provoking, torment, banishment, ill-treatment, teasing, exile, galling, imprisonment, maltreatment.
hell (noun)
living hell.
punishment (noun)
judgment, payment, affliction, fine, discipline, incarceration, execution, forfeiture, sentence, penalty, chastisement, correction, revenge, verdict, imprisonment, punishment, confinement, price, distress, anguish, torture, reprisal, agony, burden, castigation, crucifixion, retribution.

Other synonyms:

living hell. torment. ill-treatment
abuse.
Other relevant words:
maltreatment, annoyance, teasing, living hell, tortures of the damned, provoking, abuse, exile, massacre, infliction, oppression, expulsion, ill-treatment, galling, banishment, mistreatment, discrimination, pestering, torment.

Usage examples for persecution

  1. It occurs in the midst of the persecution which came about this time. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  2. Point No. 5.- 'Will the persecution of the Jews ever come to an end? – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009