Free Translator Free Translator
Translators Dictionaries Courses Other
Home
English Dictionary      examples: 'day', 'get rid of', 'New York Bay'




Repressive   /riprˈɛsɪv/   Listen
Repressive

adjective
1.
Restrictive of action.  Synonyms: inhibitory, repressing.  "An overly strict and inhibiting discipline"






WordNet 3.0 © 2010 Princeton University








Advanced search
     Find words:
Starting with
Ending with
Containing
Matching a pattern  

Synonyms
Antonyms
Quotes
Words linked to  

only single words



Share |





"Repressive" Quotes from Famous Books



... REPRESSIVE ATTITUDE OF THE MEDIAEVAL CHURCH. The great work of the Church during this period, as we see it to-day, was to assimilate and sufficiently civilize the barbarians to make possible a new civilization, based on knowledge and reason rather than force. To this end the ...
— THE HISTORY OF EDUCATION • ELLWOOD P. CUBBERLEY

... into which France had been thrown by the capture of its king increased rather than diminished. Among all classes men strove in the absence of a repressive power to gain advantages and privileges. Serious riots occurred in many parts, and the demagogues of Paris, headed by Stephen Marcel, and Robert le Coq, bishop of Leon, set at defiance the Dauphin and the ministers and lieutenant of the king. Massacre ...
— Saint George for England • G. A. Henty



Words linked to "Repressive" :   repressing, restrictive, repress



Copyright © 2019 Free-Translator.com