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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Op·press·ive a.
 1. Unreasonably burdensome; unjustly severe, rigorous, or harsh; as, oppressive taxes; oppressive exactions of service; an oppressive game law.
 2. Using oppression; tyrannical; as, oppressive authority or commands.
 3. Heavy; overpowering; hard to be borne; creating a sense of heavy burden; as, oppressive grief or woe; oppressive heat or humidity; an oppressive  workload.
    To ease the soul of one oppressive weight.   --Pope.
 -- Op*press*ive*ly, adv. -- Op*press*ive*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : in a heavy and oppressive way; "it was oppressively hot in
            the office"