oppressive oppressive  /ə ˈprɛ sɪv/


  1. (adj) weighing heavily on the senses or spirit
  2. (adj) marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior



  • There is an immoral link between the way women were treated by the oppressive Taliban in Afghanistan and the hateful actions of the al-Qaeda terrorists.


  1. Tour de France 2013 stage 6 preview

    This article was originally published on Cyclingnews.com . A stage with "sprint" indelibly stamped upon it. After 100km, there is barely a rise of note as the route heads west to Montpellier. If there are complications, they will stem from the elements. The heat in this region can be extremely oppressive. Add that to the long stage the riders completed the day before, and some could end up ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: BikeRadar

  2. Students press official on turf safety

    Under an oppressive summer sun, the synthetic playing fields at Greenwich High School heat up like a skillet. Tim Coughlin , the town's turf operations manager, said he once measured the temperature of one of the five rubber-made fields at 160 degrees.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Greenwich Citizen

  3. Matt Aucoin and Keir GoGwilt in concert in Sharon

    The oppressive heat and lack of air conditioning in the Sharon Unitarian Church couldn’t keep a packed house from gathering for a recital featuring two world-class, classically trained musicians, sponsored by the Sharon Adult Center.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sharon Advocate

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