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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior; Weighing heavily on the senses or spirit.

Usage examples (36)
  • . . even those for whom cooking is an oppressive chore or a source of self-doubting anxiety, acknowledge that a meal shared by friends and family is one of the bonding...
  • The atmosphere was oppressive
  • The oppressive government
  • After an exhausting drill in oppressive heat, Mia Hamm jogged off the field. for more
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