Synonyms of 'reign of terror'
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Despotism is cruel and unfair government by a ruler or rulers who have a lot of power.
a prototypical example of political despotism
Dictatorship is government by a dictator.
a long period of military dictatorship
Oppression is the cruel or unfair treatment of a group of people.
an attempt to escape political oppression
Thesaurus for reign of terror from the Collins English Thesaurus
A reign of terror is a period during which there is a lot of violence and killing , especially by people who are in a position of power.