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Synonyms for repressive
rɪˈprɛs ɪvre·pres·sive

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  1. inhibitory, repressive, repressingadjective

    restrictive of action

    "a repressive regime"; "an overly strict and inhibiting discipline"

    Synonyms:
    inhibitory, repressing

    Antonyms:
    unrestrictive

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  1. Brett Schaefer:

    There is no doubt there are instances of diplomats behaving badly and the more repressive and dictatorial the government is, the more they feel like they can get away with that type of reprehensible behavior.

  2. Magnus Ranstorp:

    It is a flawed premise to say that the softer approach has failed because this has happened, this is what the French are struggling with because they have the repressive measures but there are no de-radicalization programs in place.

  3. Daniela Morillo:

    Here, I feel free compared to my own country, which is very repressive.

  4. Rachel Maddow:

    MSNBC's Trump-bashing prime time host Rachel Maddow suggested Trump should never have granted Kim a meeting. I don't think we should sugarcoat what the president has done here by agreeing to this meeting. North Korea is the most repressive dictatorship on Earth, arguably.

  5. Leonard Nimoy:

    This role, the young man surrounded by a hostile and repressive environment, so touched a responsive chord that I decided to make a career of acting.

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