oppressiveness

  • 1oppressiveness — 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 …

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  • 2Oppressiveness — 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;… …

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  • 3oppressiveness — noun see oppressive …

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  • 4oppressiveness — See oppressively. * * * …

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  • 5oppressiveness — noun The characteristic of being oppressive …

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  • 6oppressiveness — op pres·sive·ness || É™ presɪvnɪs n. suppression; tyranny, despotism; dictatorship; distressfulness, burdensomeness, onerousness, weightiness …

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  • 7oppressiveness — op·pres·sive·ness …

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  • 8oppressiveness — noun 1. unwelcome burdensome difficulty • Syn: ↑burdensomeness, ↑heaviness, ↑onerousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑oppressive, ↑onerous (for: ↑onerousness), ↑ …

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  • 9ancient 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… …

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  • 10English 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… …

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  • 11burdensomeness — noun unwelcome burdensome difficulty • Syn: ↑heaviness, ↑onerousness, ↑oppressiveness • Derivationally related forms: ↑oppressive (for: ↑oppressiveness), ↑onerous ( …

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  • 12heaviness — noun 1. the property of being comparatively great in weight (Freq. 2) the heaviness of lead • Syn: ↑weightiness • Ant: ↑lightness • Derivationally related forms: ↑weighty ( …

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  • 13onerousness — noun unwelcome burdensome difficulty • Syn: ↑burdensomeness, ↑heaviness, ↑oppressiveness • Derivationally related forms: ↑oppressive (for: ↑oppressiveness), ↑onerous, ↑ …

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  • 14Closeness — Close ness, n. The state of being close. [1913 Webster] Half stifled by the closeness of the room. Swift. [1913 Webster] We rise not against the piercing judgment of Augustus, nor the extreme caution or closeness of Tiberius. Bacon. [1913… …

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  • 15oppressive — adjective Date: circa 1677 1. unreasonably burdensome or severe < oppressive legislation > 2. tyrannical 3. overwhelming or depressing to the spirit or senses < an oppressive climate > Synonyms: see onerous • oppressively adverb • oppres …

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  • 20Isaac II Angelos — or Angelus (Greek: Ισαάκιος Β’ Άγγελος, Isaakios II Angelos ) (September 1156 ndash; January 1204) was Byzantine emperor from 1185 to 1195, and again from 1203 to 1204.His father Andronikos Dukas Angelos, a military leader in Asia Minor (c. 1122&#8230; …

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