Antonyms

1. oppressive

adjective. ['əˈprɛsɪv'] weighing heavily on the senses or spirit.

Antonyms

  • nonpregnant

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Words that Rhyme with Oppressive

  • unimpressive
  • progressive
  • expressive
  • successive
  • repressive
  • regressive
  • impressive
  • depressive
  • recessive
  • possessive
  • obsessive
  • excessive
  • aggressive

Example sentences of the word oppressive


1. Verb, base form
However, industrialization also led to oppressive working and living conditions for many workers.

2. Adjective
A ceiling that is made too dark can leave a room with an oppressive feel.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Disciplining children in the 1950s has often been regarded as strict, harsh and oppressive.

Quotes containing the word oppressive


1. I grew up in Cuba under a strong, military, oppressive dictatorship. So as a teenager, I found myself involved in a revolution. I remember during that time, a young, charismatic leader rose up, talking about hope and change. His name was Fidel Castro.
- Rafael Cruz

2. People with lots of doubts sometimes find life more oppressive and exhausting than others, but they're more energetic - they aren't robots.
- Antonio Tabucchi

3. Scientology [10w] There's nothing more oppressive than the ignorance of foolish belief.
- Beryl Dov

2. oppressive

adjective. ['əˈprɛsɪv'] marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior.

Synonyms

  • domineering
  • tyrannous

Antonyms

  • democratic
  • modest
  • effortless
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