Synonyms for oppressive

Synonyms for (adj) oppressive

Synonyms: tyrannical, tyrannous, oppressive

Definition: marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior

Usage: the oppressive government; oppressive laws; a tyrannical parent; tyrannous disregard of human rights

Similar words: domineering

Definition: tending to domineer

Synonyms: oppressive

Definition: weighing heavily on the senses or spirit

Usage: the atmosphere was oppressive; oppressive sorrows

Similar words: heavy

Definition: marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness

Usage: a heavy heart; a heavy schedule; heavy news; a heavy silence; heavy eyelids

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