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1. repressive

adjective. ['riːˈprɛsɪv'] restrictive of action.

Synonyms

  • repressing
  • restrictive

Antonyms

  • unprotective
  • nonrestrictive
  • emancipative

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Words that Rhyme with Repressive

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

Example sentences of the word repressive


1. Adjective
On June 5th, June Osborne will continue to lead the resistance against the repressive regime of Gilead.

Quotes containing the word repressive


1. I'm really happy I went to a Catholic school because a lot of the repressive tactics they use make for great senses of humor.
- Denis Leary

2. The hope of Internet anarchists was that repressive governments would have only two options: accept the Internet with its limitless possibilities of spreading information, or restrict Internet access to the ruling elite and turn your back on the 21st century, as North Korea has done.
- Peter Singer

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