Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Tyrannical; depressive.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "oppressive":

  1. Thus the Navigation Acts, in the only points where they would have been actually oppressive, were not enforced. - "The Wars Between England and America", T. C. Smith.
  2. I hope the evil is not so oppressive as to make you very loud in your upbraidings. - "An Eye for an Eye", Anthony Trollope.
  3. The air was hot, heavy, and terribly oppressive. - "The Second Deluge", Garrett P. Serviss.