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repressive

re·pres·sive

repressive

 
 
pronunciation:
rih pre sihv
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: acting or tending to restrain or subdue.
The repressive government stifled the press and curtailed personal freedoms.
similar words:
authoritarian
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derivations: repressively (adv.), repressiveness (n.)