Definition of repressiveness in US English:

repressiveness

noun

  • See repressive

    • ‘Initially he did indeed offer some respite from the repressiveness of the two preceding popes.’
    • ‘The casual repressiveness of these images, the one frightening, the other poignant, itself seems sewn into the very fabric of Afghani society.’
    • ‘This was because of its repressiveness, which weakened its apparatus and opened up the need for public participation.’
    • ‘The arrival of the work teams was greeted at first with joy, but their repressiveness soon led to a change.’
    • ‘A whole school of British film and television drama perpetuates the romanticized myth of working-class life - a kind of ‘noble savage’ genre that utterly falsifies the grim repressiveness that this life actually embodies.’

Pronunciation

repressiveness

/rəˈpresivnəs//rəˈprɛsɪvnəs/