Translation of oppressive in Spanish:

oppressive

Pronunciation: /əˈpresɪv/

adj

  • 1.1 [Politics/Política] [regime/legislation/measures] opresivo
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    • Examples of the oppressive and repressive treatment of women abound.
    • Does the coercive and oppressive treatment of weaving children differ only by degree from the treatment of all carpet weavers?
    • They found government harsh and oppressive, complaining of the disparities between the rich and poor.
    1.2 [heat] agobiante, sofocante; [humidity/climate] agobiante; [fears/guilt] agobiante, opresivo
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    • This brought a heavily oppressive silence into the room.
    • There is very little dialogue in the film, furthering the, at times, oppressive silence weighing upon the viewer.
    • When Dan Parks dropped a goal for a 12-6 lead in the 57th minute, an already seething atmosphere became oppressive.
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    • All the Tests lasted a full five days and were attended by a sizeable crowd despite stifling security, oppressive weather and poor facilities at the venues.
    • The oppressive weather we've had this past week makes me want to sleep all day.
    • You want to come stay in Tel Aviv one of these days, now that's oppressive weather.

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