Oppressive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈpresɪv|  American pronunciation of the word oppressive
Brit.  |əˈpresɪv|  British pronunciation of the word oppressive


- weighing heavily on the senses or spirit
the atmosphere was oppressive
oppressive sorrows
- marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior (syn: tyrannical, tyrannous)
the oppressive government
oppressive laws

Extra examples

The country is ruled by an oppressive regime.

I think these laws are oppressive.

This region suffers from oppressive heat in the summer months.

The situation was extremely tense; no one said a word, and the silence was oppressive.

...the smog from the city's steel mills was once so oppressive that it beclouded the local landscape even at noon...

Freedom consists in the absence of oppressive laws.

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