Definition of oppressive
tyrannical, severe, harsh, heavy, overwhelming, cruel, brutal, authoritarian, unjust, repressive, Draconian, autocratic, inhuman, dictatorial, coercive, imperious, domineering, overbearing, burdensome, despotic, high-handed, peremptory, overweening, tyrannous
stifling, close, heavy, sticky, overpowering, suffocating, stuffy, humid, torrid, sultry, airless, muggy
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Translations for 'oppressive'
- British English: oppressive ADJECTIVE
If you describe a society, its laws, or customs as oppressive, you think they treat people cruelly and unfairly.The new laws will be just as oppressive as those they replace.
Definition of oppressive from the Collins English Dictionary
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