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Meaning of REPRESSIVE

Pronunciation:  ri'presiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  restrictive of action; "a repressive regime"; "an overly strict and inhibiting discipline"
 

REPRESSIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: inhibiting, inhibitory, repressing, restrictive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*press"ive\ (r?-pr?s"?v), a. [Cf. F. r['e]pressif.
LL. repressivus.]
Having power, or tending, to repress; as, repressive acts or
measures. -- {Re*press"ive*ly}, adv.

 

 

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