oppressiveness
noun see oppressive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • oppressiveness — oppressive ► ADJECTIVE 1) harsh and authoritarian. 2) weighing heavily on the mind or spirits. 3) (of weather) close and sultry. DERIVATIVES oppressively adverb oppressiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Oppressiveness — Oppressive Op*press ive, a. [Cf. F. oppressif.] 1. Unreasonably burdensome; unjustly severe, rigorous, or harsh; as, oppressive taxes; oppressive exactions of service; an oppressive game law. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Using oppression;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oppressiveness — See oppressively. * * * …   Universalium

  • oppressiveness — noun The characteristic of being oppressive …   Wiktionary

  • oppressiveness — op pres·sive·ness || É™ presɪvnɪs n. suppression; tyranny, despotism; dictatorship; distressfulness, burdensomeness, onerousness, weightiness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oppressiveness — op·pres·sive·ness …   English syllables

  • oppressiveness — noun 1. unwelcome burdensome difficulty • Syn: ↑burdensomeness, ↑heaviness, ↑onerousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑oppressive, ↑onerous (for: ↑onerousness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ancient Greek civilization — ▪ historical region, Eurasia Introduction       the period following Mycenaean civilization, which ended in about 1200 BC, to the death of Alexander the Great, in 323 BC. It was a period of political, philosophical, artistic, and scientific… …   Universalium

  • English literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles (including Ireland) from the 7th century to the present day. The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are… …   Universalium

  • burdensomeness — noun unwelcome burdensome difficulty • Syn: ↑heaviness, ↑onerousness, ↑oppressiveness • Derivationally related forms: ↑oppressive (for: ↑oppressiveness), ↑onerous ( …   Useful english dictionary

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