repressive

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Serving to repress or suppress; oppressive

First, the classical rule forbids any unilateral right to use force to overthrow a regime on the sole grounds that it is repressive in character.

{a} able or tending to repress
disapproval A repressive government is one that restricts people's freedom and controls them by using force. The military regime in power was unpopular and repressive. + repressively re·pres·sive·ly the country, which had been repressively ruled for ten years
{s} suppressive, serving to control; subduing, serving to quell
restrictive of action; "a repressive regime"; "an overly strict and inhibiting discipline"
Having power, or tending, to repress; as, repressive acts or measures
repressiveness
The state or condition of being repressive
repressively
through suppression; by subdual, by quashing
repressiveness
{i} suppressive quality, restraining quality; subduing quality
repressive

    Silbentrennung

    re·pres·sive

    Türkische aussprache

    ripresîv

    Aussprache

    /rēˈpresəv/ /riːˈprɛsɪv/

    Etymologie

    [ ri-'pres ] (verb.) 14th century. Middle English, from Latin repressus, past participle of reprimere to check, from re- + premere to press; more at PRESS.

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