Definition and Meanings for oppressive
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Part of Speech of oppressive
adjective, adverb, noun
Etymology of oppressive
Meaning of oppressive
- unreasonably burdensome; unjustly severe, rigorous, or harsh; as, oppressive taxes; oppressive exactions of service; an oppressive game law.
- using oppression; tyrannical; as, oppressive authority or commands.
- heavy; overpowering; hard to be borne; creating a sense of heavy burden; as, oppressive grief or woe; oppressive heat or humidity; an oppressive workload.