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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Oppressive  \Op*press"ive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  oppressif.] 
  1.  Unreasonably  burdensome;  unjustly  severe,  rigorous,  or 
  harsh;  as  oppressive  taxes;  oppressive  exactions  of 
  service;  an  oppressive  game  law.  --Macaulay. 
  2.  Using  oppression;  tyrannical;  as  oppressive  authority  or 
  3.  Heavy;  overpowering;  hard  to  be  borne;  as  oppressive 
  grief  or  woe. 
  To  ease  the  soul  of  one  oppressive  weight.  --Pope. 
  --  {Op*press"ive*ly},  adv  --  {Op*press"ive*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  weighing  heavily  on  the  senses  or  spirit;  "the  atmosphere 
  was  oppressive";  "oppressive  sorrows" 
  2:  marked  by  unjust  severity  or  arbitrary  behavior;  "the 
  oppressive  government";  "oppressive  laws";  "a  tyrannical 
  parent";  "tyrannous  disregard  of  human  rights"  [syn:  {tyrannical}, 

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