oppressively


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.oppressively - in a heavy and oppressive way; "it was oppressively hot in the office"
Translations
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oppressively

[əˈpresɪvlɪ] ADV
1. (= unjustly) [rule, govern] → de manera opresiva, de modo opresivo
2. (= stiflingly) the room was oppressively hoten la habitación hacía un calor sofocante or agobiante
it was oppressively humidhacía una humedad agobiante
the city is oppressively drab and greyla ciudad es tan monótona y gris que resulta opresiva or agobiante

oppressively

adv
rulerepressiv; to tax oppressivelydrückende Steuern plerheben
(fig) hotdrückend; oppressively drab and greybedrückend grau in grau

oppressively

[əˈprɛsɪvlɪ] adv (see adj) → oppressivamente, in modo opprimente
it was oppressively hot → faceva un caldo 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.
References in classic literature ?
Sometimes when he came he was silent and moody, and after a few sarcastic remarks went away again, to tramp the streets of Lincoln, which were almost as quiet and oppressively domestic as those of Black Hawk.
The evening was oppressively warm, the air stagnant.
The weather, too, which had recently been frosty, was now oppressively warm, and there was a great scarcity of water, insomuch that a valuable dog belonging to Mr.
She had grown tired of what people called "society"; New York was kind, it was almost oppressively hospitable; she should never forget the way in which it had welcomed her back; but after the first flush of novelty she had found herself, as she phrased it, too "different" to care for the things it cared about--and so she had decided to try Washington, where one was supposed to meet more varieties of people and of opinion.
Bennet had been downstairs; but on this happy day she again took her seat at the head of her table, and in spirits oppressively high.
After that he retires into athletic privacy, and has but one interest in life--the interest of watching the disappearance of his own superfluous flesh." Throughout the dinner Lady Lundie was in oppressively good spirits, singing the praises of her new friends.
The time that I met him alone was on a bright, but not oppressively hot day, in the beginning of July: I had taken little Arthur into the wood that skirts the park, and there seated him on the moss- cushioned roots of an old oak; and, having gathered a handful of bluebells and wild-roses, I was kneeling before him, and presenting them, one by one, to the grasp of his tiny fingers; enjoying the heavenly beauty of the flowers, through the medium of his smiling eyes: forgetting, for the moment, all my cares, laughing at his gleeful laughter, and delighting myself with his delight, - when a shadow suddenly eclipsed the little space of sunshine on the grass before us; and looking up, I beheld Walter Hargrave standing and gazing upon us.
That it was not of an oppressively grave character, but was enlivened by various pleasantries arising out of the subject, was clear from their loud and frequent roars of laughter, which startled Barnaby on his post, and made him wonder at their levity.
The morning was oppressively hot, and she threw up the lower sash to admit more air into the room, as Mr.
I was left some minutes in the oppressively silent hall, shaken, startled, ashamed of my garrulity, aching to get away.
The doctor was in excellent spirits, and almost oppressively hospitable.
Rook looked at the journey from an oppressively cheerful point of view.