oppressively oppressively

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a heavy and oppressive way

Usage(s):

  1. Dense, oppressively frenetic, heavy on the slapstick and low on the charm meter, the film asks to be experienced, not cherished.
  2. Though Portugal oppressively banned all political opposition, it did give Goa a considerable amount of local autonomy.
  3. The summer heat lay oppressively low on Shanghai, and Zheng Mingyi, 14, turned to the radio hoping for a diversion from the soaring mercury.

News

  1. The heat is on in southwestern U.S. -- enough to melt sneakers

    When it's so oppressively hot that your sneakers melt, there's a run on your ice cream shop, and your July Fourth plans are dashed, then there's really not much else you can do but bear it and grin.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. Death Valley's high of 129 degrees ties all-time June record

    When it's so oppressively hot that your sneakers melt, there's a run on your ice cream shop, and your July Fourth plans are dashed, then there's really not much else you can do but bear it and grin.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville

  3. Southwest heat melts sneakers

    When it's so oppressively hot that your sneakers melt, there's a run on your ice cream shop, and your July 4th plans are dashed, then there's really not much else you can do but bear it and grin.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. "During these oppressively hot days it is crucial that those who are elderly, or have physical or medical conditions that are sensitive to high temperatures, take special care to keep safe," Gov. Mike Easley said.
    on Aug 7, 2007 By: Mike Easley Source: WRAL.com

  2. Of his character in the film, Williams explains, "At the beginning of the film, Cronauer is a victim of culture shock; one day he is in Crete, where all the women look like Zorba, and then BAM, he's in oppressively hot Southeast Asia, surrounded by...
    on Jan 1, 2009 By: Robin Williams Source: TVNZ

  3. But for those who are finding the heat too much, Mr Hammond said the thunderstorms were bringing cooler air from the west - "so tomorrow won't be as oppressively hot as it has been today".
    on Jun 18, 2005 By: John Hammond Source: BBC News

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