Oppressive Definition

ə-prĕsĭv
adjective
Cruelly overbearing; tyrannical.
Webster's New World
Hard to put up with; causing great discomfort or fatigue.
Webster's New World
Hot and humid; sweltering.
An oppressive heat wave.
American Heritage
Weighing heavily on the mind, spirits, or senses; distressing.
Webster's New World
The definition of oppressive is tyrannical power or power that is used unfairly.
An example of oppressive used as an adjective is the phrase oppressive power which is a cruel dictatorship.
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