tending or serving to repress: repressive laws.

1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin repressīvus < Latin repress(us) (see repress) + -īvus -ive

repressively, adverb
repressiveness, noun
nonrepressive, adjective
unrepressive, adjective
unrepressively, adverb
unrepressiveness, noun Unabridged
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repressive (rɪˈprɛsɪv)
1.  acting to control, suppress, or restrain
2.  subjecting people, a society, etc, to a state of subjugation

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repressive re·pres·sive (rĭ-prěs'ĭv)
Causing or inclined to cause repression.

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Example sentences
So there's a repressive aspect to this that may need to be reconsidered down
  the road.
Thank goodness some of the scientists were able to get their word out in spite
  of this repressive administration.
He seemed lost without a repressive regime to undermine, disconnected if the
  conversation didn't revolve around politics.
Repressive political cultures and other factors make martyrdom central to the
  movements there, but they might not be so unique.
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