Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “oppressive” en inglés

oppressive

adjective uk   /əˈpres.ɪv/ us  

oppressive adjective (CRUEL)

cruel and unfair: an oppressive government/military regime

oppressive adjective (FEELINGS)

causing people to feel worried and uncomfortable: an oppressive silence 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 [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of oppressive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de oppressive
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “oppressive” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

debut

the occasion when someone performs or presents something to the public for the first time

Palabra del día

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Aprende más 

silver splicer noun

November 17, 2014
informal a person who marries in later life Newly retired and now newlywed – rise of the ‘silver splicers’ Reaching pension age becomes a trigger to tie the knot as baby-boomers begin to redefine retirement

Aprende más