Associations to the word «Oppressive»

Wiktionary

OPPRESSIVE, adjective. Burdensome or difficult to bear.
OPPRESSIVE, adjective. Tyrannical or exercising unjust power.
OPPRESSIVE, adjective. Weighing heavily on the spirit; intense, or overwhelming

Dictionary definition

OPPRESSIVE, adjective. Weighing heavily on the senses or spirit; "the atmosphere was oppressive"; "oppressive sorrows".
OPPRESSIVE, adjective. Marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior; "the oppressive government"; "oppressive laws"; "a tyrannical parent"; "tyrannous disregard of human rights".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.