oppressive

[uh-pres-iv]
adjective
1.
burdensome, unjustly harsh, or tyrannical: an oppressive king; oppressive laws.
2.
causing discomfort by being excessive, intense, elaborate, etc.: oppressive heat.
3.
distressing or grievous: oppressive sorrows.

Origin:
1620–30; < Medieval Latin oppresīvus, equivalent to oppress(us) (see oppress) + -īvus -ive

oppressively, adverb
oppressiveness, noun
nonoppressive, adjective
nonoppressively, adverb
nonoppressiveness, noun
self-oppressive, adjective
unoppressive, adjective
unoppressively, adverb
unoppressiveness, noun
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oppressive (əˈprɛsɪv)
 
adj
1.  cruel, harsh, or tyrannical
2.  heavy, constricting, or depressing
 
op'pressively
 
adv
 
op'pressiveness
 
n

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oppressive
mid-17c., from M.L. oppressivus, from pp. stem of opprimere (see oppress). Related: Oppressively; oppressiveness.
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Example sentences
The economy faces many problems right now, but oppressively low taxation isn't
  one of them.
The air was oppressively humid and warm, and there was an odd, almost tinny
  odor to it.
The power cannot be exercised arbitrarily, or oppressively, or unreasonably.
When combined with various methodologies, they can oppressively regulate
  conformity.
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