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re·pres·sive

 (rĭ-prĕs′ĭv)
adj.
Causing or inclined to cause repression: a repressive dictatorship.

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

repressive

(rɪˈprɛsɪv)
adj
1. acting to control, suppress, or restrain
2. subjecting people, a society, etc, to a state of subjugation
reˈpressively adv
reˈpressiveness n

re•pres•sive

(rɪˈprɛs ɪv)

adj.
tending or serving to repress: repressive laws.
re•pres′sive•ly, adv.
re•pres′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.repressive - restrictive of action; "a repressive regime"; "an overly strict and inhibiting discipline"
restrictive - serving to restrict; "teenagers eager to escape restrictive home environments"

repressive

repressive

adjective
Serving to restrain forcefully:
Translations
قَمْعي، كَبْتي
potlačovací
elnyomó
bælandi
represívny
baskı altına alan

repressive

[rɪˈpresɪv] ADJrepresivo

repressive

[rɪˈprɛsɪv] adj [measures, legislation, law] → répressif/ive; [regime, state] → répressif/ive

repressive

adjrepressiv

repressive

[rɪˈprɛsɪv] adjrepressivo/a

repress

(rəˈpres) verb
to keep (an impulse, a desire to do something etc) under control. He repressed a desire to hit the man.
reˈpression (-ʃən) noun
reˈpressive (-siv) adjective
severe; harsh.
reˈpressiveness noun
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When Trump visited Saudi Arabia, his commerce secretary exulted in the absence of hostile demonstrations, an absence ensured by the repressiveness of the regime.
Chapter 20, by Stanley Aronowitz, locates the relative absence of contemporary struggle in the repressiveness of the state and the reification of subjectivity.
On the contrary, he attributes great significance to the repressiveness of state.
Smith and Alfred Padula note that santeria provided a very different paradigm for sexuality; middle and upper class Cubans tended to adhere to colonial notions of sexuality that were predicated on Catholicism's "sexual repressiveness and Moorish emphasis on containing women.
The work of Paolo Freire (1921-1997) among the disadvantaged poor of Brazil and the titles of his books--Pedagogy of the oppressed (1972) and Pedagogy of hope (1995)--indicate both the repressiveness of illiteracy and the emancipatory power of literacy.
He overstates Louverture's control of events, for example, and understates the repressiveness of the "stability" the general provided; taking Louverture as an agent of "universal emancipation" (p.
The commission did not rank countries on their repressiveness, but it said Saudi Arabia "remains uniquely repressive.
This work was funded by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural Food and Forestry Policies (MIPAAF), 'Project Increase of soil endogenous functionality in organic orchards: cereal cover crops to increase microbial components involved in soil repressiveness against root pathogens which are agents of production decline--ENDOBIOFRUIT' (DM 24318/7742/09).
Repressiveness and traumatic experiences as well as acceptable practices are to be integrated in remembrance of old regime political community identity (Tileaga, 2012).
This was a consequence of the spread of the desperate doctrine of "propaganda by the deed," which sought to justify the use of illegal and violent methods (marring the reputation of anarchism ever since) but achieved little other than to provoke a new repressiveness on the part of the French Third Republic and create a new wave of anarchists who sought refuge in still liberal England.
This view still governs Obama administration policy despite the transparently fraudulent national elections of this past April, the increasing crackdown on what little news media freedom remains, the growing repressiveness in response to political opponents, and the need to use "shoot to kill" force of the sort that was central to the regime's violent suppression of a civil uprising by thousands of people in several cities throughout Sudan in September 2013; hundreds of people were killed by security forces.
In a decade of Australian filmmaking, from the mid 1970s to mid 1980s, there was 'a pervasive sense of young people's being subjected to repressive institutions', and 'The Devil's Playground is the film that most persistently confronts that institutional repressiveness which inhibits the growth of a full sense of identity.