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Causing or inclined to cause repression: a repressive dictatorship.

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


[rɪˈprɛsɪvlɪ] advin modo repressivo
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While people both in Yemen and in Washington promised a more representative government, they quickly settled into a comfortable relationship with Saleh's former deputy, Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi, who broke promises for political inclusion and participation and quickly began to rule as repressively as his predecessor.
You've written that we're willing to trade with them but we don't draw a line when they obviate civil liberties, when they continue to act repressively.
He repressively ruled Haiti from September 1988 to March 1990, and, according to an Amnesty International report, his regime was "marred by serious human rights violations.
display such respect as repressively assimilationist.
Our nudging can be genuinely moral--or not repressively puritanical--because we know better than ever what human choices are most likely to produce bad outcomes.
Penned by Tony Grisoni, whose previous drama Red Riding depicted a savage Yorkshire police force in the 1970s, Southcliffe is set in the repressively flat and mundane surroundings of modern day Kent.
Concealment, what Derrida calls "effacement" and what Kant calls "subreption," is the means through which the sublime can be co-opted and deployed repressively.
And yet this shifting ground, and the further moves to right, left, and centre that would unfold over the course of the 1940s, actually played into the ways in which the Communist Party ended up handcuffed in its capacity to resist the tide of reaction that swept it repressively into particular corners in the 1950s.
She said police were closely watching the security situation in Macedonia and were acting preventively as well as repressively.
More importantly, the general worker strikes, which were the result of popular sentiment contesting the indignities and repressively exploitative colonial slate, draw the unmistakable link between labor strikes and nationalist movements.
It may be premature to suggest that the "Arab spring" may augur an era in which Islamism loses part of its appeal, as despotic regimes repressively harden their positions and widen their popular base, lose their grip or fall.
Like Saddam, the Supreme Leader has sacrificed his political legitimacy, yet he still commands the monopoly of force, and his will to use it repressively keeps a lid on the opposition.