- oppositional disorder,
Origin of oppressive
Examples from the Web for oppressive
Demographic changes are making that community less dogmatic, even through the Castro regime remains an oppressive dictatorship.The Liberation of the Lame Duck: Obama Goes Full Bulworth|John Avlon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In other words, markets were impersonal, but that was good, because sometimes personal ties were cruel and oppressive.
And of course there is the truly bad touch that is humiliating, oppressive and often painful.
At this point the hot, oppressive cloud-cover was beginning to part, and the moon was rising high above the desert.The Night the SEALS Captured the Butcher of Fallujah|Patrick Robinson|November 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Starting today, an Internet user in an oppressive country can swap online identities with someone in the West.Google Sends a Lifeline to Internet Users in Iran and China|Josh Rogin|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The early church bells began to ring, but the sound was hateful, for it seemed to add to that oppressive loneliness.The New Boys at Oakdale|Morgan Scott
He was in a very sweet humor,—full of wit and pathos, without being overbearing or oppressive.
It is hard to believe that oppressive heat is felt in the valley just beneath him.The Andes of Southern Peru|Isaiah Bowman
II, by way of purchase (as was before observed) for the feodal tenures and other oppressive parts of the hereditary re-310-venue.Commentaries on the Laws of England|William Blackstone
And Victoria felt an oppressive sense of the man's power, wrapping round her and her sister like a heavy cloak.The Golden Silence|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
1640s, from Medieval Latin oppressivus, from oppress-, past participle stem of opprimere (see oppress). Related: Oppressively; oppressiveness.