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Definition of Oppressive


  1. Unreasonably burdensome; unjustly severe, rigorous, or harsh; as, oppressive taxes; oppressive exactions of service; an oppressive game law.
  2. Using oppression; tyrannical; as, oppressive authority or commands.
  3. Heavy; overpowering; hard to be borne; as, oppressive grief or woe.
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Oppressive Translations

oppressive in French is vexatoire
oppressive in Italian is premente
oppressive in Spanish is opresor
oppressive in Swedish is tryckande