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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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Dictionary Results for oppressive:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
oppressive
    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
      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.
      [1913 Webster] -- Op*press"ive*ly, adv. --
      Op*press"ive*ness, n.
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