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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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