Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Tending to repress.

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Usage examples "repressive":

  1. Jay Allison greeted this pleasantry with a repressive frown. - "The Planet Savers", Marion Zimmer Bradley.
  2. She might have been described as cold and a little repressive, but the truth was that she was as yet untouched by the fires of passion, and for all her twenty- one years she was still something of the healthy schoolgirl, with a schoolgirl's impatience of sentiment. - "The Man Who Knew", Edgar Wallace.
  3. We've proved quite too awfully much about the beastly repressive influence of the family- tie. - "Angela's Business", Henry Sydnor Harrison.