What does repressive mean?

Definitions for repressive
rɪˈprɛs ɪvre·pres·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inhibitory, repressive, repressing(adj)

    restrictive of action

    "a repressive regime"; "an overly strict and inhibiting discipline"


  1. repressive(Adjective)

    Serving to repress or suppress; oppressive

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repressive(adj)

    having power, or tending, to repress; as, repressive acts or measures

    Etymology: [Cf. F. rpressif. LL. repressivus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of repressive in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of repressive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of repressive in a Sentence

  1. Leonard Nimoy:

    This role, the young man surrounded by a hostile and repressive environment, so touched a responsive chord that I decided to make a career of acting.

  2. Magnus Ranstorp:

    It is a flawed premise to say that the softer approach has failed because this has happened, this is what the French are struggling with because they have the repressive measures but there are no de-radicalization programs in place.

  3. Berta Soler:

    President Obama has made a mistake, this is going to benefit the Cuban government, strengthening and equipping its repressive machine.

  4. Taiwan StraitBoth Thornton:

    I too am optimistic that in the battle for norms and rules and standards of behavior, that the liberal national order is stronger than the repressive standards that the Chinese promulgate, i'm confident others won't want to subscribe to that.

  5. Dilxat Raxit:

    Opening fire on and killing Uighurs who are resisting China's systematically repressive policies and then calling them terrorists is a special political necessity for China.

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