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repress +‎ -ive

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repressive (comparative more repressive, superlative most repressive)

  1. Serving to repress or suppress; oppressive
    • 1846 Allan Freer - The North British Review
      Human law is indeed repressive, but repressive on moral principles comprehensively applied to the whole community, and commanding the approval of the moral sense of the governed
    • 1989 Louis Henkin - Right V. Might
      First, the classical rule forbids any unilateral right to use force to overthrow a regime on the sole grounds that it is repressive in character.

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repressive

  1. feminine plural of repressivo