Definition of Repressive

1. Adjective. Restrictive of action. "An overly strict and inhibiting discipline"

Exact synonyms: Inhibitory, Repressing
Similar to: Restrictive
Derivative terms: Inhibit, Repress



Definition of Repressive

1. a. Having power, or tending, to repress; as, repressive acts or measures.

Definition of Repressive

1. Adjective. Serving to repress or suppress; oppressive ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Repressive

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Repressive

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repressers
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repressibility
repressible
repressible enzyme
repressilator
repressilators
repressing
repression
repression-sensitization
repressionist
repressions
repressive (current term)
repressively
repressiveness
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repressor protein
repressor proteins
repressors
repressure
repressured
repressures
repressuring
repressurise
repressurises
repressurize

Literary usage of Repressive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1907)
"The code of repressive legislation was completed by this attack on the freedom ... A mob assembled there to protest against the repressive measures of the ..."

2. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the Third by Thomas Erskine May (1899)
"... by outrages on decency and order, disconcerted the stanchest friends of free discussion.1 The series of repressive measures was now complete repressive ..."

3. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the by Thomas Erskine May (1891)
"... by outrages on decency and order, disconcerted the stanchest friends of free discussion.1 The series of repressive measures was now complete repressive ..."

4. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1877)
"repressive character of slavery. — Universal desire to be free. ... SLAVERY was never without a witness of its restrictive and repressive character. ..."

5. Juvenile Offenders by William Douglas Morrison (1897)
"Principle determining repressive methods—Classification of actual repressive methods—The selection of the proper method in each individual case—The trial of ..."

6. Juvenile Offenders by William Douglas Morrison (1897)
"Principle determining repressive methods—Classification of actual repressive methods—The selection of the proper method in each individual case—The trial of ..."

7. Juvenile Offenders by William Douglas Morrison (1896)
"Principle determining repressive methods—Classification of actual repressive methods—The selection of the proper method in each individual case—The trial of ..."

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