Definition of Oppressiveness

1. Noun. A feeling of being oppressed.

Exact synonyms: Oppression
Generic synonyms: Depression
Specialized synonyms: Weight
Derivative terms: Oppressive



2. Noun. Unwelcome burdensome difficulty.
Exact synonyms: Burdensomeness, Heaviness, Onerousness
Generic synonyms: Difficultness, Difficulty
Derivative terms: Burdensome, Heavy, Heavy, Onerous, Oppressive

Definition of Oppressiveness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being oppressive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oppressiveness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oppressiveness

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opposure
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oppressed
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oppressing
oppressingly
oppression
oppressions
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oppressiveness (current term)
oppressor
oppressors
oppressour
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opprobries
opprobrious
opprobriously
opprobriousness
opprobrium
opprobriums
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Literary usage of Oppressiveness

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1. American Tariff Controversies in the Nineteenth Century by Edward Stanwood (1904)
"The fact relied upon by the Secretary to prove the oppressiveness of the tariff was the enhanced prices of some articles. But advancing prices are a feature ..."

2. The Rise and Progress of the English Constitution by Edward Shepherd Creasy (1889)
"Its oppressiveness to the Commonalty.—Its brighter Features. lv order to understand the classes into which the two millions of human beings, who dwelt here ..."

3. American Tariff Controversies in the Nineteenth Century by Edward Stanwood (1903)
"The fact relied upon by the Secretary to prove the oppressiveness of the tariff was the enhanced prices of some articles. But advancing prices are a feature ..."

4. History of the Jews in America: From the Period of the Discovery of the New by Peter Wiernik (1912)
"The normal rate of Jewish immigration is but slightly affected by the panic of 1893—oppressiveness of the Sunday Laws are felt by the new immigrants—The ..."

5. Eighteen Years on the Gold Coast of Africa: Including an Account of the by Brodie Cruickshank (1853)
"... —oppressiveness of the Ashantee rule. WE have assumed with some degree of probability that, previous to any intercourse between the nations of Europe ..."

6. History of Liberty by Samuel Eliot (1853)
"... acquiescence.4 It may be conceived to what a pitch of oppressiveness the authority of the Roman officials must have risen during their administration. ..."

7. The Extraordinary Black Book: An Exposition of Abuses in Church and State by John Wade (1832)
"oppressiveness of the Tithe System. Hardship and impoverishment result not less from the amount than the mode in which the ecclesiastical revenues are ..."

8. History of Liberty by Samuel Eliot (1853)
"Such being its severity towards the Spartans themselves, its oppressiveness towards their tributaries may be conceived. The Athenians, urged by the heroism ..."

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