Synonyms of oppressive in English:

oppressive


See definition of oppressive

adjective

1‘an oppressive dictatorship’

SYNONYMS
harsh, cruel, brutal, repressive, crushing, tyrannical, tyrannous, iron-fisted, domineering, autocratic, dictatorial, undemocratic, anti-democratic, despotic, draconian, punitive
ruthless, relentless, merciless, pitiless, severe, inexorable
unjust, unfair, undemocratic
ANTONYMS

lenient, humane

2‘an oppressive sense of despair’

SYNONYMS
overwhelming, overpowering, hard to bear, unbearable, burdensome, unendurable, intolerable, heavy
uncomfortable, grinding

3‘the day was grey and oppressive’

SYNONYMS
muggy, close, heavy, hot, humid, sticky, steamy, soupy, fuggy, airless, stuffy, stifling, suffocating, sultry, torrid
British dialect claggy
ANTONYMS

fresh, airy