repressive


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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
References in classic literature ?
He was fuming under a repressive law which he was forced to acknowledge: he was dangerously poised, and Rosamond's voice now brought the decisive vibration.
It gave me the impression of a disordered mechanism which had escaped the repressive and regulating action of some controlling part--an effect such as might be expected if a pawl should be jostled from the teeth of a ratchet-wheel.
Her panting breathing comes and goes as if it would choke her; but with a repressive hand upon her bosom, she remains.
He rubbed his eyes, doubting if he really saw before him Athos and Aramis; and forced at last to yield to evidence, he was on the point of breaking forth in exclamations when he encountered a glance from the eyes of Porthos, the repressive force of which he was not inclined to dispute.
Eager, repressive towards Miss Lavish, watchful of old Mr.
This demand was met by the ruling classes with sternly repressive measures, and the socialistic Peasants' Revolt of John Ball and Wat Tyler in 1381 was violently crushed out in blood, but it expressed a great human cry for justice which could not permanently be denied.
The general leniency of the judicial procedure here, and the utter absence of all repressive measures, are a scandal to Europe.
Capitalism, organized for repressive purposes under pretext of governing the nation, would very soon stop the association if it understood our aim, but it thinks that we are engaged in gunpowder plots and conspiracies to assassinate crowned heads; and so, whilst the police are blundering in search of evidence of these, our real work goes on unmolested.
I had explained to Raffles that she was an orphan, who spent most of her time with an aristocratic aunt in the country, and the remainder under the repressive roof of a pompous politician in Palace Gardens.
The attitude of authority is bound to be repressive, and great concentration of the governing power is needed to neutralize the force of a popular movement.
de P , the President of the notorious Repressive Commission of some years ago, the Minister of State invested with extraordinary powers.
These repressive measures by the ruling regime can't muzzle the genuine aspirations of neither resistance leaders nor the people,' he said.