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- Rhymes: -ɛsɪv
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- Burdensome or difficult to bear.
- The oppressive tax laws made it difficult to start a small company.
- Tyrannical or exercising unjust power.
- The oppressive land-owners kept a grip on the labourers.
- Weighing heavily on the spirit; intense, or overwhelming
- Will the oppressive heat of summer never end?
- Hot and humid of the weather.
burdensome or difficult to bear
tyrannical or exercising unjust power
overpowering or overwhelming
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