- oppositional disorder,
Origin of oppressive
Examples from the Web for oppressively
The silence and the gloom and the oppressively scented air seemed to rouse his caution.The Grizzly King|James Oliver Curwood
During all that morning I was about headquarters, trying to find out what in thunder was up; everything was oppressively quiet.The Boy Spy|Joseph Kerby
Bombay Island itself, though in general cooled by the sea breeze, is oppressively hot during May and October.
It was broad day when I awoke, and oppressively warm in the little cabin.A Trip to Venus|John Munro
He pulled down the blanket, for although the air was fresh and cool at the entrance, the cave was oppressively warm.A Roving Commission|G. A. Henty
1640s, from Medieval Latin oppressivus, from oppress-, past participle stem of opprimere (see oppress). Related: Oppressively; oppressiveness.