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Definition of repressive:

  1. Tending to subdue or restrain.

Common misspellings for repressive:

represenitve, repessive, reprsentive, represive, represative.

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Examples of usage for repressive:

  1. After the repressive legislation of 1878 the German socialists struck the restriction of proceeding " by legal methods" out of their programme, and the wilder spirits among them would be content with nothing short of a policy of general destruction, and, being expelled from the party, started an organization of their own on thoroughly anarchist lines. "Contemporary Socialism" , John Rae.
  2. There was no more depressing tyranny in the time of Dickens than the tyranny exercised in the name of a rigid and repressive religion. "Dickens As an Educator" , James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes.

Quotes for repressive:

  1. The only justification for repressive institutions is material and cultural deficit. But such institutions, at certain stages of history, perpetuate and produce such a deficit, and even threaten human survival. - Noam Chomsky
  2. But here too it should be noted that the President's approach was to first ask the repressive and brutal Taliban to surrender Osama bin Laden to us, and only after that government refused to do that did we invade. - Barney Frank
  3. I often traveled to Nicaragua to speak against repressive policies by the Sandinista government. - Bianca Jagger
  4. If the tenth of the population that is gay became visible tomorrow, the panic of the majority of people would inspire repressive legislation of a sort that would shock even the pessimists among us. - Jane Rule
  5. There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime namely, repressive justice. - Simone Weil
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