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Definition of Repressive

Repressive

  1. Having power, or tending, to repress; as, repressive acts or measures.

Repressive Quotations

Work while you work, play while you play - this is a basic rule of repressive self-discipline.
Theodor Adorno

Grave security concerns can arise as a result of demographic trends, chronic poverty, economic inequality, environmental degradation, pandemic diseases, organized crime, repressive governance and other developments no state can control alone. Arms can't address such concerns.
Ban Ki-moon

The hope of Internet anarchists was that repressive governments would have only two options: accept the Internet with its limitless possibilities of spreading information, or restrict Internet access to the ruling elite and turn your back on the 21st century, as North Korea has done.
Peter Singer

While I'm optimistic about the direction the world is headed, generally, I think there is a need for constant vigilance and pressure on repressive governments.
Jimmy Wales

When they talk about family values, it's in a repressive way, as if our American tradition were only the Puritan tradition or the 19th century oppressive tradition. The Christian tradition.
James Hillman
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Repressive Translations

repressive in German is repressiv
repressive in Spanish is represivo
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