Translation of "oppressive" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /əˈpres.ɪv/ us

cruel and unfair

opresivo, opresor
an oppressive government/military regime

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.
oppressively adverb uk /-li/ us
oppressiveness noun [ no plural ] uk /-nəs/ us

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