how to pronounce oppressive

əpɹɛsɪv

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“… capitalism is oppressive no matter what …”

meanings of oppressive

adjective:

  1. Weighing heavily on the spirit; intense, or overwhelming.
  2. Burdensome or difficult to bear.
  3. Tyrannical or exercising unjust power.
  4. Hot and humid of the weather.