Definition of repressiveness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈpresɪvnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpresɪvnəs//
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  1. 1the tendency by a government or other authority to control people by force and restrict their freedom
  2. 2the tendency to control emotions and desires and not allow them to be expressed