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Adjective: oppressive  u'pre-siv or ow'pre-siv
  1. Weighing heavily on the senses or spirit
    "the atmosphere was oppressive"; "oppressive sorrows"
  2. Marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behaviour
    "the oppressive government"; "oppressive laws";
    - tyrannical, tyrannous

See also: domineering, heavy

Encyclopedia: Oppressive