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.
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2. Using oppression; tyrannical; as, oppressive authority or commands.
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3. Heavy; overpowering; hard to be borne; creating a sense of heavy burden; as, oppressive grief or woe; oppressive heat or humidity; an oppressive workload.
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To ease the soul of one oppressive weight.
Pope.
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-- Op*press"ive*ly, adv. -- Op*press"ive*ness, n.
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