oppressive definition

  • adjective:
    • tough to keep; burdensome: oppressive guidelines.
    • working out energy arbitrarily and sometimes unjustly; tyrannical.
    • Weighing heavily regarding the sensory faculties or character: oppressive climate. See Synonyms at burdensome.
    • Burdensome or hard to keep.
    • Tyrannical or working out unjust energy.
    • evaluating greatly in the nature; intense, or overwhelming
    • Unreasonably burdensome; unjustly serious, thorough, or harsh
    • making use of oppression; tyrannical.
    • Heavy; overwhelming; difficult to be borne; creating a feeling of hefty burden.
    • evaluating greatly in the senses or nature
    • marked by unjust seriousness or arbitrary behavior
  • others:
    • Unreasonably burdensome; unjustly extreme: as, oppressive fees; oppressive exactions of solution.
    • Given or inclined to oppression; tyrannical: as, an oppressive government.
    • Heavy; overwhelming; overwhelming; burdensome; causing vexation or uneasiness: as, oppressive grief or woe.

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