- Burdensome or difficult to bear.
- The oppressive tax laws made it difficult to start a small company.
- Tyrannical or exercising unjust power.
- Weighing heavily on the spirit; intense, or overwhelming.
- Will the oppressive heat of summer never end?
- (of the weather) Hot and humid.
burdensome or difficult to bear
tyrannical or exercising unjust power
overpowering or overwhelming
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