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?
The numerical value of oppressive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of oppressive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
So in another way in your mind you feel tradition is oppressive... it's so difficult to be creative with such a heavy heritage.
All the students agreed with her that assimilation is oppressive and evil, i suggested there are both positive and negative aspects to assimilation.
Nothing is so oppressive as a secret; it is difficult for ladies to keep it long, and I know even in this matter a good number of men who are women.
I think that what had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest, but there was no excuse for criminal acts.
Trellises give you the advantage of perception, they conceal the view but let light and breezes pass through. They’re less oppressive than an actual fence.
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