oppressive (Meaning)

Wordnet

oppressive (s)

weighing heavily on the senses or spirit

marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior

Webster

oppressive (a.)

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; as, oppressive grief or woe.

oppressive Sentence Examples

  1. The oppressive heat suffocated the city, making it nearly impossible to venture outdoors.
  2. The oppressive government silenced all dissent, leaving citizens in a state of fear and uncertainty.
  3. The oppressive weight of the backpack made my shoulders ache and dug into my skin.
  4. The oppressive solitude of the quarantined room drove me to the brink of madness.
  5. The oppressive bureaucracy of the organization made it impossible to get anything done.
  6. The oppressive smog filled the air, making it difficult to breathe and see.
  7. The oppressive financial burden weighed heavily on the family's shoulders, threatening to crush their hopes.
  8. The oppressive societal expectations forced her to conform to a mold that did not fit.
  9. The oppressive memory of the trauma haunted her mind, preventing her from moving on.
  10. The oppressive authority of the teacher stifled creativity and independent thought among the students.

FAQs About the word oppressive

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comfortable, comfortable, friendly, pleasant, agreeable, agreeable, easy,light, soft, luxurious

The oppressive heat suffocated the city, making it nearly impossible to venture outdoors.

The oppressive government silenced all dissent, leaving citizens in a state of fear and uncertainty.

The oppressive weight of the backpack made my shoulders ache and dug into my skin.

The oppressive solitude of the quarantined room drove me to the brink of madness.