Synonyms of oppressive in English:

oppressive


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adjective

1‘an oppressive dictatorship’

SYNONYMS

harsh, cruel, brutal, repressive, crushing, tyrannical, tyrannous, iron-fisted, domineering, autocratic, dictatorial, undemocratic, anti-democratic, despotic, draconian, punitive

ruthless, relentless, merciless, pitiless, severe, inexorable

unjust, unfair, undemocratic

ANTONYMS

lenient, humane

2‘an oppressive sense of despair’

SYNONYMS

overwhelming, overpowering, hard to bear, unbearable, burdensome, unendurable, intolerable, heavy

uncomfortable, grinding

3‘the day was grey and oppressive’

SYNONYMS

muggy, close, heavy, hot, humid, sticky, steamy, soupy, fuggy, airless, stuffy, stifling, suffocating, sultry, torrid

ANTONYMS

fresh, airy