Translation of "oppressive" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /əˈpres.ɪv/ us /əˈpres.ɪv/

oppressive adjective (CRUEL)

cruel and unfair

an oppressive government/military regime 暴虐的政府/軍事政權

oppressive adjective (FEELINGS)

causing people to feel worried and uncomfortable

an oppressive silence 令人難耐的靜寂

If the weather or heat is oppressive, it is too hot and there is no wind.

We were unable to sleep because of the oppressive heat. 天氣悶熱得令人窒息,我們難以入睡。

(Translation of “oppressive” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)