[uh-pres-iv] /əˈprɛs ɪv/
burdensome, unjustly harsh, or tyrannical:
an oppressive king; oppressive laws.
causing discomfort by being excessive, intense, elaborate, etc.:
distressing or grievous:
cruel, harsh, or tyrannical
heavy, constricting, or depressing
1640s, from Medieval Latin oppressivus, from oppress-, past participle stem of opprimere (see oppress). Related: Oppressively; oppressiveness.
[op-ti-kuh l] /ˈɒp tɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or applying or the principles of optics. 2. constructed to assist sight or to correct defects in vision. 3. of or relating to sight or vision; visual. 4. of or relating to the eye. 5. of or relating to an optician or opticians or to […]
- Non-optimal solution
(Or “sub-optimal solution”) An astoundingly stupid way to do something. This term is generally used in deadpan sarcasm, as its impact is greatest when the person speaking looks completely serious. See also Bad Thing. [Jargon File] (1994-12-13)
[op-tuh-mis-tik] /ˌɒp təˈmɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. disposed to take a favorable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. 2. reflecting a favorable view of events and conditions and the expectation of a positive outcome; demonstrating : an optimistic plan. 3. of or relating to . adj. 1845, from optimist + […]
[awr-uh l, ohr-] /ˈɔr əl, ˈoʊr-/ adjective 1. uttered by the mouth; spoken: oral testimony. 2. of, using, or transmitted by speech: oral methods of language teaching; oral traditions. 3. of, relating to, or involving the mouth: the oral cavity. 4. done, taken, or administered through the mouth: an oral dose of medicine. 5. Phonetics. […]