how to pronounce oppressive


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oppressive is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of oppressive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… capitalism is oppressive no matter what …”

meanings of oppressive


  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.

oppressive frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word oppressive occurs in english on average 3.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics oppressive can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that oppressive can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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