What does the word repressive mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • REPRESSIVELY.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Tending to repress.

Usage examples for repressive

  1. Jay Allison greeted this pleasantry with a repressive frown. – The Planet Savers by 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 by Edgar Wallace
  3. We've proved quite too awfully much about the beastly repressive influence of the family- tie. – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison
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