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Definition of "repressive" []

  • Causing or inclined to cause repression: a repressive dictatorship. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "repressive" in a sentence
  • "He has also criticized the president for not being tough enough on what he calls the repressive regimes in Iran and Syria."
  • "He says the elections held by what he calls the repressive regime are absolutely unfair and not free."
  • "Illegal immigrants forced to flee their country due to what they call the repressive regime of this man, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe."