HyperDic: oppressive

English > 2 senses of the word oppressive:
ADJECTIVEalloppressiveweighing heavily on the senses or spirit
alloppressive, tyrannical, tyrannousmarked by unjust / unjust / unjust severity or arbitrary behavior
oppressive > pronunciation
Soundsahpreh'sihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > oppressive: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningweighing heavily on the senses or spirit.
Examples
  • "the atmosphere was oppressive"
  • "oppressive sorrows"
Broaderheavymarked by great psychological weight
Spanishopresivo
Nounsoppressivenessunwelcome burdensome difficulty
Adverbsoppressivelyin a heavy and oppressive way
English > oppressive: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmarked by unjust / unjust / unjust severity or arbitrary behavior.
Examples
  • "the oppressive government"
  • "oppressive laws"
Synonymstyrannical, tyrannous
Broaderdomineeringtending to domineer
Spanishopresivo, tiránico
Nounsoppressivenessa feeling of being oppressed
Verbsoppresscome down on or keep down by unjust / unjust / unjust use of one's authority
oppresscause to suffer

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