Oppressive



[uh-pres-iv] /əˈprɛs ɪv/

adjective
1.
burdensome, unjustly harsh, or tyrannical:
an oppressive king; oppressive laws.
2.
causing discomfort by being excessive, intense, elaborate, etc.:
oppressive heat.
3.
distressing or grievous:
oppressive sorrows.
/əˈprɛsɪv/
adjective
1.
cruel, harsh, or tyrannical
2.
heavy, constricting, or depressing
adj.

1640s, from Medieval Latin oppressivus, from oppress-, past participle stem of opprimere (see oppress). Related: Oppressively; oppressiveness.

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