Definitions for oppressiveəˈprɛs ɪv
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weighing heavily on the senses or spirit
"the atmosphere was oppressive"; "oppressive sorrows"
oppressive, tyrannical, tyrannous(adj)
marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior
"the oppressive government"; "oppressive laws"; "a tyrannical parent"; "tyrannous disregard of human rights"
Heavy; overpowering; hard to be borne; creating a sense of heavy burden; as, oppressive grief or woe; oppressive heat or humidity; an oppressive workload.
Origin: [Cf. F. oppressif.]
Burdensome or difficult to bear.
The oppressive tax laws made it difficult to start a small company.
Tyrannical or exercising unjust power.
The oppressive land-owners kept a grip on the labourers.
Weighing heavily on the spirit; intense, or overwhelming
Will the oppressive heat of summer never end?
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