Definition of oppressively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈpresɪvli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpresɪvli//
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  1. 1in a cruel and unfair way that does not give people the same freedom, rights, etc. as other people The government has been behaving oppressively.
  2. 2oppressively hot extremely hot and unpleasant and lacking fresh air synonym stiflingly It was an oppressively hot day.
  3. 3in a way that makes you feel unhappy and anxious He suffered from an oppressively dominant mother.