Synonyms of oppressive


1. oppressive, heavy (vs. light)

usage: weighing heavily on the senses or spirit; "the atmosphere was oppressive"; "oppressive sorrows"

2. oppressive, tyrannical, tyrannous, domineering (vs. submissive)

usage: marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior; "the oppressive government"; "oppressive laws"; "a tyrannical parent"; "tyrannous disregard of human rights"

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Definition and meaning of oppressive (Dictionary)