The definition of oppressive is tyrannical power or power that is used unfairly.(adjective)
An example of oppressive used as an adjective is the phrase oppressive power which is a cruel dictatorship.
The definition of oppressive is something that is hard to deal with or causes discomfort.(adjective)
An example of oppressive is midsummer heat while you are outside.
See oppressive in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME oppressivus < L oppressus: see oppress
See oppressive in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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