Oppressive meaning

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The definition of oppressive is something that is hard to deal with or causes discomfort.

An example of oppressive is midsummer heat while you are outside.

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Cruelly overbearing; tyrannical.
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Hot and humid; sweltering.

An oppressive heat wave.

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Hard to put up with; causing great discomfort or fatigue.
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The oppressive tax laws made it difficult to start a small company.

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The oppressive land-owners kept a grip on the labourers.

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Will the oppressive heat of summer never end?

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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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Exercising power arbitrarily and often unjustly; tyrannical.
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Difficult to cope with; causing hardship or depressed spirits.

Oppressive demands.

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Weighing heavily on the mind, spirits, or senses; distressing.
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