repressive

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Repressive \Re*press"ive\ (r?-pr?s"?v), adjective [Cf. F. r['e]pressif. LL. repressivus.] Having power, or tending, to repress; as, repressive acts or measures. -- {Re*press"ive*ly}, adverb

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

repressive

adjective

1: restrictive of action; "a repressive regime"; "an overly strict and inhibiting discipline" [syn: {inhibitory}, {repressive}, {repressing}]


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