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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
Herculean, absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, agonizing, airless, annoying, arbitrary, arduous, aristocratic, arrogant, authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic, backbreaking, besetting, black, bleak, bossy, bothersome, breathless, breezeless, brutal, burdensome, close, crushing, cumbersome, cumbrous, demanding, depressant, depressing, depressive, despotic, dictatorial, discouraging, disheartening, dismal, dispiriting, distressing, dolorous, domineering, down, effortful, encumbering, exacting, exhausting, exigent, feudal, forced, grievous, grinding, grueling, hampering, hard-earned, hard-fought, harrowing, harsh, heavy, hefty, high-handed, humid, ill-ventilated, impedimental, impeding, impeditive, imperative, imperial, imperious, incumbent, intolerable, irksome, killing, labored, laborious, lordly, lumpish, magisterial, magistral, massive, masterful, miserable, monocratic, muggy, onerous, operose, overbearing, overburdensome, overpowering, overruling, overwhelming, painful, peremptory, plaguey, punishing, racking, repressive, severe, somber, sticky, stifling, strained, strenuous, strict, stuffy, suffocating, sultry, superincumbent, suppressive, taxing, toilsome, tough, troublesome, trying, tyrannical, tyrannous, unbearable, uncomfortable, unendurable, unvented, unventilated, unwieldy, uphill, vexatious, wearing, wearisome, wearying, weighty, windless, wretched
Dictionary Results for oppressive:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    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:
       oppressive, tyrannical, tyrannous]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
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
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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.
      [1913 Webster] -- Op*press"ive*ly, adv. --
      Op*press"ive*ness, n.
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