What does the word oppressive mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Oppressively.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Oppressiveness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Tyrannical; depressive.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Oppresser.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Anthony Trollope
  3. The air was hot, heavy, and terribly oppressive. – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss