oppressive


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op·pres·sive

 (ə-prĕs′ĭv)
adj.
1. Exercising power arbitrarily and often unjustly; tyrannical.
2. Difficult to cope with; causing hardship or depressed spirits: oppressive demands. See Synonyms at burdensome.
3. Hot and humid; sweltering: an oppressive heat wave.

op·pres′sive·ly adv.
op·pres′sive·ness n.

oppressive

(əˈprɛsɪv)
adj
1. cruel, harsh, or tyrannical
2. heavy, constricting, or depressing
opˈpressively adv
opˈpressiveness n

op•pres•sive

(əˈprɛs ɪv)

adj.
1. burdensome, unjustly harsh, or tyrannical.
2. causing discomfort.
3. distressing or grievous.
[1620–30; < Medieval Latin]
op•pres′sive•ly, adv.
op•pres′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.oppressive - weighing heavily on the senses or spirit; "the atmosphere was oppressive"; "oppressive sorrows"
heavy - marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids"
2.oppressive - marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavioroppressive - marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior; "the oppressive government"; "oppressive laws"; "a tyrannical parent"; "tyrannous disregard of human rights"
domineering - tending to domineer

oppressive

adjective
2. stifling, close, heavy, sticky, overpowering, suffocating, stuffy, humid, torrid, sultry, airless, muggy The oppressive afternoon heat had quite tired him out.
3. overwhelming, crushing, devastating, towering, intolerable, overpowering, unbearable An oppressive sense of sadness weighed upon him.

oppressive

adjective
Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength:
Translations
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oppressive

[əˈpresɪv] ADJ
1. (= unjust) [regime, law, system] → opresivo; [tax] → gravoso
2. (= stifling) [heat, air, atmosphere] → sofocante, agobiante; [mood, feeling, silence] → opresivo, agobiante
the little room was oppressivela pequeña habitación resultaba opresiva or agobiante

oppressive

[əˈprɛsɪv] adj
[heat] → oppressant(e)
the oppressive heat of the plains → la chaleur oppressante des plaines
[rule, ruler, system] → oppressif/ive

oppressive

adj
(= tyrannical) regime, lawsrepressiv; taxes(er)drückend
(fig)drückend; thought, moodbedrückend; heatdrückend, schwül

oppressive

[əˈprɛsɪv] adj (regime, system) → oppressivo/a (fig) (heat, thought) → opprimente

oppress

(əˈpres) verb
1. to govern cruelly. The king oppressed his people.
2. to worry or depress. The thought of leaving her oppressed me.
opˈpression (-ʃən) noun
After five years of oppression, the peasants revolted.
opˈpressive (-siv) adjective
oppressing; cruel; hard to bear. oppressive laws.
opˈpressively adverb
opˈpressiveness noun
opˈpressor noun
a ruler who oppresses his people; a tyrant.

oppressive

a. opresivo-a, sofocante, molesto-a, gravoso-a.
References in classic literature ?
In the afternoon, when the heat was less oppressive, we had a lively game of `Pussy Wants a Corner,' on the flat bluff-top, with the little trees for bases.
The sun had now fallen low toward the distant mountains; and as their journey lay through the interminable forest, the heat was no longer oppressive.
A stillness, more oppressive and intolerable than the previous commotion, began to pervade the house and the surrounding woods.
When the sound subsided, the silence through the house was deep, dreary, and oppressive, notwithstanding that the tongues of many of the guests had already been loosened by a surreptitious cup or two of wine or spirits.
On all sides he beheld vast store of apples: some hanging in oppressive opulence on the trees; some gathered into baskets and barrels for the market; others heaped up in rich piles for the cider-press.
If Europe ever becomes a grand council of free nations,--as I trust in God it will,--if, there, serfdom, and all unjust and oppressive social inequalities, are done away; and if they, as France and England have done, acknowledge our position,--then, in the great congress of nations, we will make our appeal, and present the cause of our enslaved and suffering race; and it cannot be that free, enlightened America will not then desire to wipe from her escutcheon that bar sinister which disgraces her among nations, and is as truly a curse to her as to the enslaved.
English verdure, English culture, English comfort, seen under a sun bright, without being oppressive.
I felt stunned by the awful event; and my memory unavoidably recurred to former times with a sort of oppressive sadness.
The dripping rustle of the rain among the leaves, and the clear, ceaseless tick of the clock on the mantel-piece, made the minute of silence which followed the settling of the persons present in their places indescribably oppressive.
It was an oppressive day, and, after dinner, Lucie proposed that the wine should be carried out under the plane-tree, and they should sit there in the air.
That was before he came to me, but the recollection of it is oppressive to him even now.
From that room, too, the daylight was completely excluded, and it had an airless smell that was oppressive.